James Tobin named to Aptus board; Eucomed launches value charter;

> Aptus Endosystems has named former Boston Scientific head James Tobin to its board of directors. Aptus Endosystems release

> The EU's medical devices industry needs to change the way it does business by providing more evidence on the cost-effectiveness of its products, according to Eucomed, which is launching a new "value charter." Story

> Merit Medical Systems ($MMSI) will build a research and manufacturing facility in Pearland, TX. The company is planning a 118,000-square-foot facility that will house approximately 220 employees. Article

> Mobile-health company Mobisante's smartphone ultrasound device is officially on the market. Item

> A Cleveland-area startup is developing a battery-powered device to treat severe gingivitis and other forms of gum disease with less pain and at a lower cost. News

And Finally... The imaging sensor chips in built-in cell phone cameras may soon transform the way cell cultures are imaged by serving as the platform for a "smart" petri dish. Article