Grove taps Nobel winner Mello to board; GE Healthcare names new GM of magnetic resonance biz;

> Worcester, MA-based Grove Instruments, which is working on the world's first noninvasive glucometer, has reported that Nobel laureate Craig Mello is joining its board of directors. Grove release

> GE Healthcare has named Richard Hausmann as general manager of the company's magnetic resonance business effective Jan. 1. GE release

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking to rein in costs for unnecessary procedures. The agency next year will perform an audit prior to paying for several costly cardiology and orthopedic procedures in certain states. Report

> Jimmy Jones has been tapped as president and head of marketing at Artimplant's U.S. subsidiary. Artimplant release

> Teleflex ($TFX) has completed the previously announced sale of its cargo systems and container aerospace businesses to a subsidiary of AAR ($AIR) for $280 million. Teleflex release

> Microvisk Technologies has won the Healthcare Project of the Year Award at the BioNow Biomedical Awards. The win comes as Microvisk marks the introduction of its hand-held devices that monitor the blood-clotting status of patients at Medica ahead of 2012 product launches. Microvisk release

And Finally... NeuroLogica demonstrated its BodyTom full body CT scanner, which can be wheeled around a hospital as needed, at RSNA 2011 in Chicago. Item (with video)

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