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An association dedicated to increasing the understanding, safety, and efficacy of medical instrumentation offers a series of Webinars on its Web site. Information and registration instructions for the Webinars can be accessed by clicking on Webinars from the Events drop-down menu at the top of the site’s home page. Five programs are already scheduled for the first half of this year, including “Guidance on Best Practices and Compliance for Manufacturers: The Nuts and Bolts of Management Review” on March 22. In April, the guidance on best practices theme continues with a Webinar focused on ISO 13485. And a three-part Webinar series will run May 1, 2, and 8, titled “The New Global Standard for Sterile Medical Device Packaging—ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11607–Parts 1 and 2.” Webinars that the organization held during 2005 and 2006 are available for purchase on CD through the Web site.

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United States Pharmacopeia

An official public standards–setting authority for medicines and healthcare products offers an online bookstore through its Web site. Books on reference standards and drug information are available, as well as the organization’s dictionary and guidebooks on proposed revisions to its standards. Other titles available include Advancing Patient Safety and Understanding and Preventing Medication Errors. The Web site offers additional resources on patient safety and standards through links on its home page. In addition to English, the site is presented in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.

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Sparta Systems Inc.

A company that offers process management software has launched a new Web site designed to reflect its initiative to continue to grow and expand into new industry solution areas. The home page is divided into lists of links to the company’s product offerings by type and industry, Webinars and events, and news. The clean design is easy to navigate. The site provides information on dozens of applications—including document management, clinical trials management, regulatory affairs, and corporate solutions—for the company’s software in each industry market it caters to.

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MeadWestvaco Healthcare Packaging

A corporation’s health and beauty care division has updated its Web site to better reflect the market segments it serves. The home page features several icons on which to click and link to documents detailing the company’s compliance packaging solutions and new products. It also has pages describing the company’s focus on brand identity and protection. The site features a navigation bar on the left-hand side that offers shortcuts to information on electronic compliance packaging, other services the division provides, news articles, and links to other industry organizations.

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