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This Week In Brief: May 25, 2010

Harland Medical Systems (Minneapolis), which specializes in surface-enhancement products, has partnered with contract manufacturer Tapemark (West St. Paul) to commercialize innovations in medical device coatings. The collaboration will focus on applying medical coatings to high-volume medical devices such as glucose test strips, microfluidic diagnostic strips, introducer patches, wound-management dressings, and other coated medical devices or components.

Full-service contract manufacturer Valtronic Technologies (USA) Inc. (Solon, OH), which specializes in electronics, has been awarded the 2010 Leading EDGE (Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship) Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes a select group of middle-market companies in Northeast Ohio committed to growth and value creation.

Laser measurement specialist Ophir Optronics (Jerusalem, Israel) has announced the acquisition of Photon Inc. (San Jose, CA), a developer of precision laser beam profiling optical test equipment. Ophir-Spiricon now provides a range of beam profiling equipment and software for medical applications, among others.
Exfo Life Sciences (Quebec City, QC, Canada) has announced that it is one of the first organizations in the industry to achieve ISO 14001 certification, which is an internationally recognized environmental management system standard. The company provides solutions for medical device and optoelectronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy, and other life science sectors.
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