Published On: Mon, Aug 15th, 2011

Biz Bits

BOCA RATON — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Palm Beach State College is holding procurement seminars through August. The next, “Responding to Government Solicitations,” will be held Aug. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Glades Road Library, 20701 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton. It is free.

 BOCA RATON – Vycor Medical, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops and markets next generation neurosurgery devices, said that its China Patent Application No. ZL200680056889.9 has been granted. This action provides Vycor patent rights with respect to its innovative ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) in China. ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) is the company’s first product, a new generation system that allows surgeons access to deep lesions in the brain.

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 Palm Beach County could become a new hub of medical education in the state with three new programs planning to operate here in the next few years. Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton just received accreditation for its medical school that will open this fall in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute. The University of Miami is starting a new, four-year joint medical/master’s of public health degree this summer, with students spending their last two years doing clinical work at the Palm Beach County Health Department and area hospitals. And the state recently issued a provisional license to Palm Beach Medical College, which would be the first for-profit medical school in the country training MDs.

 BOCA RATON — The National Business Aviation Association landed in Boca Raton recently for a daylong forum. In addition to 67 indoor exhibitors, there were about 20 planes on display at Boca Raton Airport. The Washington, D.C.-based NBAA represents more than 8,000 companies. Discussions focused on the latest business aviation safety issues, challenges facing the aviation industry and recent changes to Florida’s tax code and its impact on aircraft purchased in, based in or visiting the state.




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