Headquarters move for Global Dosimetry

Global Dosimetry Solutions (Irvine, California), a provider of personal radiation monitoring solutions, recently moved its corporate headquarters in Irvine. The new facility is a single-occupancy, 43,000-square-foot building with increased space for all operations, including more than 2-1/2 times more space for customer service, manufacturing and badge processing.

"This facility allows unconstrained implementation of lean manufacturing principles, and will have a significant impact on our overall efficiency and quality," said Thomas Logan, CEO of Global Dosimetry Solutions. "This will give us the ability to better serve our customers while also providing the room necessary for our future growth and expansion."

The building also will house core operations, including executive management, manufacturing and technical support.

Name changed to Focus Diagnostics

Focus Technologies (Herndon, Virginia) said it has completed its change of name to Focus Diagnostics. The new name "is more descriptive of the services and products offered by our entire company," said CEO Charles Harwood Jr.

"In 2005 we plan to increase R&D investment in our Healthcare Diagnostics Group by over one-third to nearly $7 million," he said. "Much of this increase in investment is aimed at accelerating the development of new diagnostic products to enhance the productivity of our clients and the level of service they deliver to physicians."

Focus Diagnostics offers laboratory testing services and products, reporting 2004 revenues of around $75 million. Its Healthcare Diagnostics Group serves commercial laboratories, hospitals and public health laboratories. Focus calls its national reference laboratory "an early innovator [offering] over 1,200 assays for infectious and immunological diseases."

The Healthcare Diagnostics Group also manufactures diagnostic kits such as HerpeSelect.

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