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Camstar (Charlotte, North Carolina), a provider of enterprise manufacturing execution and quality management solutions, reported that Biotronik (Berlin), a manufacturer of medical products for the electrotherapy of the heart and vascular intervention, has chosen Camstar's Medical Device Suite application, powered by the InSite platform, to further its quality and efficiency initiatives in North America and Europe.

The Medical Device Suite will provide Biotronik with "real-time, comprehensive production information, traceability and control," Camstar said. The vertically integrated German manufacturing company will first deploy the solution at Micro Systems Engineering (MSEI; Lake Oswego, Oregon), a subsidiary of Biotronik.

"Camstar's Medical Device Suite will become a valuable quality management tool by ensuring all processes are strictly followed and by providing process alarms," said Bob Erb, vice president of operations at MSEI. "It will also become a valuable tool to improve manufacturing yields and to better integrate CAPA with manufacturing. We will spend more time improving quality and operational efficiency rather than collecting data."

Ciber (McLean, Virginia) reported it is beginning work on the third phase of a three-phase contract worth more than $4 million with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta) to provide software as-sessment, IT consulting and project management services for the Enterprise Communication Technology Platform project.

The initiative is designed to help the CDC work closely, quickly and efficiently with state and local health departments and other external partners to coordinate the dissemination of information about local, state, regional and national public health issues as they arise, during both routine operations and in emergency situations.

Under the terms of the contract, Ciber's Federal Government Solutions Division managed and executed a comprehensive requirements analysis of CDC needs and enterprise architectural constraints during the project's initial phase. Ciber also performed an extensive market analysis of commercially available software solutions that provide Internet collaboration, conferencing and notification features.

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