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Biomagnetics Diagnostics (Orangevale, California) said it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Global Operational Resourch Group (GORGRP).

Biomagnetics has patented diagnostic equipment and highly specific and sensitive assays that are designed to be qualitative and quantitative, easily performed and cost effective.

GORGRP provides tactical, operational, and support personnel, training, and logistical services to military, government, and numerous international companies to provide both medical services and training in remote, high-hazard, and special threat medical care, SERE and personnel survival, and tactical rescue.

Healthvision (Dallas) said it has agreed to buy the majority of MediSolution's (Montreal, Quebec) Healthcare Products & Services Division's assets. The acquisition, with the exception of the blood bank business, allows Healthvision to expand its reach into the Canadian marketplace, the company said.

The MediSolution healthcare-specific product suite includes electronic health record systems, a patient management suite, clinical department systems, lab information systems, and public health and community care solutions. This product suite will enable Healthvision to better serve the existing joint customers both companies share, Healthvision said.

The company expects the deal to close within about 45 days as it is subject to customary approvals including a shareholder vote.

Healthvision provides healthcare specific software and services.

In other dealmaking news:

• DatCard Systems (Irvine, California) reported that it has reached an agreement with Dicom Solutions, granting Dicom Solutions a license under DatCard's patent, U.S. Patent 7,302,164. DatCard's patent is directed to systems that distribute and record DICOM medical image data onto CDs or DVDs that can be read without specialized viewing software. This key technology facilitates the worldwide sharing of critical medical information with health care providers and patients, enhancing the quality of patient care, while saving costs for healthcare providers.

• Pediatrix Medical Group (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) has acquired Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center of Atlanta, a physician group that provides services to women with complicated pregnancies.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The practice was founded 18 years ago by Phillip Potter, MD, a sole practitioner who sees patients at offices near two Atlanta area hospitals.