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This Week In Brief: October 5, 2010

Engineered polymers provider TSE Industries Inc. (Clearwater, FL) has announced that it has received ISO 13485 certification for nonimplantable surgical devices. With the certification, the custom machine shop will be better equipped to serve the medical device industry in the processing of plastic and rubber parts.

Contract sterilization and ionization services provider Sterigenics International (Oak Brook, IL) has announced plans to begin construction of an EtO sterilization facility near San Jose, Costa Rica. The company anticipates that the facility will be operational by January 2012.

MedPlast, a manufacturer of molded components, has announced the completion of a Class 100,000 cleanroom at its West Berlin, New Jersey, manufacturing plant. The new facility was added to meet both the needs of existing customers that require a high level of compliance and cleanliness in the development, manufacturing, and assembly of medical products, as well as to accommodate several new customers that also require cleanroom manufacturing capabilities. The company has also added molding machines to increase capacity.

Denso Robotics (Long Beach, CA) has unveiled 14 robot application videos available for free viewing on the company's Web site and on YouTube. The videos feature the company's four-axis SCARA and six-axis articulated robots performing such diverse tasks as high-speed material handling, vision-guided packaging, applying adhesive film, bottle capping, machine tending, nut driving, product testing, and soldering.

Polyzen (Apex, NC) has redesigned its Web site with the intention of providing improved navigation and easier access to company and capability information. The company develops and manufactures critical medical components and devices, with expertise in materials and polymer science.

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