• BioReference Laboratories (Elmwood Park, New Jersey) said it is now offering next generation sequencing testing for dilated cardiomyopathy conditions through its GeneDx laboratory. GeneDx is a commercial laboratory that offers clinical testing based on next generation sequencing, full genome sequencing provided through high-speed, high throughput computer-based analysis.

• Peak Surgical (Palo Alto, California) reported several milestones related to its Peak Surgery System, which includes the Pulsar generator and the Peak PlasmaBlade family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices. These milestones include: Completion of the first clinical study in the series known as the PRECISE (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling) Clinical Study series evaluating improved surgical incision healing following use of the Peak Surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, gynecologic and oncologic surgeries; and receipt of a 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for the Peak Surgery System.

• Sonic Innovations (Salt Lake City) introduced its first receiver-in-canal device, Sonic Touch. Sonic Touch is offered at three technology levels and available in a choice of five base colors and 15 accent color clips. "The Sonic Touch product represents a major step forward for Sonic Innovations and our industry as a whole. In addition to its sophisticated design, incredibly small size and ease of use features, Sonic Touch has the best moisture resistance of any RIC product on the market," said CEO Sam Westover.

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