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 BIOTECH   
The nations of Belgium and Australia are making bio news at the BIO Convention. Learn more in Global Stage.

 COMMENTARY  
BioNJ President Debbie Hart describes why Capitalizing on Opportunities requires close attention to both international outreach and homegrown policy.

 HEALTHCARE    
An Omaha-based firm's longstanding focus on sustainable healthcare buildings indicates that Healthy Designs Lead to Healthy Niche.

 BRIEFLY BIO 

Medical technology specialist BD has opened its North American Professional Service Center in San Antonio. The site currently employs 125 and will eventually provide nearly 300 jobs. BD has established the facility to provide various services, including finance, procurement, human resources, supply chain and customer services for its North American operations.

Photo courtesy of BD

A new report by BCC Research finds that the value of the global market for membrane bioreactors is $337 million and is expected to increase rapidly by 2015. In commercial use for about two decades, membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, a combination of membrane microfiltration (MF) or ultrafiltration (UF) and biological degradation, is becoming widespread for wastewater treatment and water recycling for industrial, municipal, in-building, and marine use.


IceCure Medical, an Israeli medical device company, has selected Cleveland for its U.S. headquarters. The company, which was founded in 2006 in Caesarea, Israel, specializes in equipment for cryoablation procedures.


BioStorage Technologies, a global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions, has opened its new biorepository facility in Indianapolis. The 60,000-sq.-ft. (5,574-sq.-m.) facility is part of the company's strategic growth plan, and represents a $4.6-million investment. The company says the facility is strategically placed near the second largest FedEx hub in the U.S. and is dedicated to the preparation, storage and cold-chain transport of human biological samples for a wide variety of customers, including academic centers, contract research organizations, donor programs and biotechnology companies.

"The future of drug discovery is in personalized medicine and genomic-based therapies, which will require an ability to store and analyze large quantities of tissue and blood samples," said Greg Swanberg, CEO.


Two information technology companies serving the healthcare sector plan to locate headquarters facilities in Northern Kentucky to serve North American markets. Korea-based Arcron Systems and Meaningful Use Technologies, LLC have announced that they will locate their headquarters in Newport, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. The new headquarters will be in a 5,000-sq.-ft. (465-sq.-m.) facility.


GlaxoSmithKline and Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners broke ground on June 9 for an $82-million facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. GSK plans to consolidate operations from two downtown Philadelphia buildings to the new building between fourth quarter 2012 and first quarter 2013.


Resonetics, a specialist in laser machining, a technology used in the manufacture of certain medical devices, has relocated to a new facility in Nashua, N.H. The new building is about 50 percent larger than the company's previous facility. The company plans to double in size again by 2012.

"Over the last few years, our company has executed the strategic plan to build a thriving medical device component business, culminating in moving to a new facility to accommodate the growth," said Cliff Gabay, company president. "We just simply ran out of room. Despite many attractive options from other states, we chose to remain in New Hampshire because of the tremendous support from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and the local towns [Nashua and Merrimack], plus the fact that I could maintain close proximity to the existing Resonetics staff."

 

Vol.2 , Issue 06

 
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