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ASR boosts production of thermometer

BY Michael Johnsen

WESTON, Fla. American Scientific Resources on Thursday announced that due to the reception the company received at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Marketplace Conference held earlier this week in San Diego, ASR has boosted production of its Kidz-Med 5-in-1 non-contact thermometer by an additional 100,000 units to be delivered by the end of the year.

ASR contributed its success at NACDS to the high visibility programs the company was involved in, and to its ability to present an attractive package to the retailers. Additionally, The Greenwood Group, ASR’s sales and marketing team, had a booth located along one of the better-traveled aisles at the conference.

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Bayer saluted for blood-glucose meter design

BY Michael Johnsen

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Bayer on Wednesday received a silver Medical Design Excellence Award for its Countour USB meter, the company announced. The MDEA recognizes excellence in medical product design and manufacturing.

 

"Winning a Medical Design Excellence Award is quite an honor," stated Rick Kates, Bayer global senior director, digital health. "We’re gratified that the innovation and hard work that went into bringing this product to life has been so richly recognized.”

 

 

With the Countour USB meter, up to 2,000 stored blood glucose measurements can be transferred wirelessly. The blood-glucose measurements are displayed in graph or table form using an integrated diabetes management software that provides diabetes patients and healthcare professionals with access to blood sugar data and trends to help optimize diabetes management.

 

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Berg named GNC’s COO

BY Allison Cerra

PITTSBURGH A global specialty retailer of nutritional products has appointed a new COO.

GNC said Wednesday that David Berg, former EVP global business development and COO for its international operations, would become the company’s COO. In his new role, Berg will continue to directly report to GNC’s CEO Joe Fortunato.

Prior to joining GNC, Berg was the EVP and COO for Best Buy from 2008 to 2009, after earlier serving as a VP and SVP for Best Buy from 2002 to 2008.

“David has already proven to be an excellent addition to the GNC senior management team, and we are confident that he will bring added value to our organization in his new role as GNC’s COO,” Fortunato said.

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