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This Week In Brief: October 26, 2010

BeamOne LLC (San Diego) has officially opened the doors to its new Pittsburgh-area medical device E-beam sterilization service center. The facility will provide sterilization services for single-use medical devices.
The Web Marketing Association has honored Donatelle (New Brighton, MN) with the Manufacturing Standard of Excellence Web Award in recognition of the company's Web site, which was launched in April. The company specializes in the development and manufacture of components, finished assemblies, and implants.
Erie, Pennsylvania-based custom injection molder Plastikos and its sister company Micro Mold, which specializes in medical mold building, have completed a cooperative facilities expansion with the intent of improving efficiency and increasing production capabilities. Along with the addition of two presses, the Micro Mold facility will now house the majority of all R&D work for Plastikos and Micro Mold, including tool sampling, engineering sampling ,and materials sampling.
Perfecseal (Oshkosh, WI), a division of Bemis, is the recipient of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2010 gold medal for roll-fed, thin-gauge medical thermoformed parts. The company was honored for its 100% recyclable Ascent Gyrus thermoformed tray, which features an engineered snap-fit design that uses strategically located aggressive undercuts and gussets to hold a surgical device in place without requiring a separate retainer.
DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) has announced a call for entries for its 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Entries will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability, and cost/waste reduction. There is no fee to enter and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. The deadline for entries is February 28, 2011.
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