Laser longevity

GRANTS PASS, Ore.—Hach Ultra Analytics has introduced Long Life Laser technology for its Met One particle counter products.

This technology extends the average service life of the instrumentation's laser to more than 10 years. The Long Life Laser is backed by a three-year standard warranty for most products, with a five-year extended warranty available for some. By applying this technology to its products, Met One says it has addressed the longevity issues inherent in older particle counters and effectively increased reliability and performance.

Products to incorporate the Long Life Laser will include the Model 4800/4900 and Model 2400/2408 airborne particle counters, as well as the Model 3300 Portable Airborne Particle Counter. Particle counters ensure that damage due to particle contamination is minimized in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, microelectronics and hydraulic systems.

Hach Ultra Analytics manufactures, markets, and services the brands of Met One, HIAC, Anatel and Orbisphere. Formed through the merger of Pacific Scientific Instruments, Anatel, and Orbisphere, Hach Ultra Analytics provides advanced laboratory and process instrumentation for critical measurements in air, liquid and gas.—MAD

Diversifying DuPont

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—DuPont Electronic Technologies has formed a new business unit, DuPont Integrated Circuit (IC) Fabrication Materials.

David B. Miller, vice president and general manager, says the new business unit is an extension of DuPont's “electronic materials capabilities into the burgeoning advanced materials segment of IC fabrication.”

Jerry Coder has been named president, DuPont IC Fabrication Materials, and will be responsible for driving strategy, managing the network of businesses currently serving the IC industry, and directing growth into new areas that leverage DuPont materials technology.—MAD

UltraSonic gets new name

ORANGE, Calif.—Officials at UltraSonic Cleaning/Film Division have announced the changing of their company's name from UltraSonic Cleaning /Film Division to Cleanroom Film and Bags.

Bruce Lanfried, chief executive officer, and Daryl Garbers, chief operating officer, say the company is planning a major expansion of its facilities and product lines.

While the company currently operates one cleanroom designed for the extrusion and converting of Poly, the current plan is to open a second room that will be used primarily for the cleaning and converting of specialty films, such as Aclar, Poly/Nylon, Static Shielding, Nylon and Barrier Films.—MAD

No 483s

LENEXA, Kan.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a general, systems-based inspection of EaglePicher Pharmaceutical Services' Lenexa research facility, confirming no violations of current Good Manufacturing Practices.

In addition, the Harrisonville maker of highly potent, cytotoxic compounds for anti-cancer applications underwent both a pre-approval inspection and a general inspection by the FDA in mid-July. Two minor 483 observations were promptly corrected during the inspection. Critical quality systems, such as documentation, the quality assurance program, standard operating procedures (SOPs), quality-control and material controls were subjected to the highest scrutiny during general inspections of both facilities.—MAD


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