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SoClean amends Phillips lawsuit complaint … and more

Thanks to a School Robotics Education Development Program grant from the state Department of Education, Newfields Elementary School has established a K-5 robotics program that will include pathways in Coding Creations and Robot Quests to provide foundational concepts and a tools. Shown here, Newfields students use LEGO Explore as part of the new program.

Peterborough-based SoClean has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against Philips that takes into account a new inspection report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the company says how “Philips has known for years that the company’s products created a serious risk of harm to consumers” and that the FDA report “also confirmed that Philips had been receiving customer complaints about its foam long before SoClean machines were even on the market and with respect to ventilator devices for which SoClean is not compatible.” SoClean filed its original complaint on Oct. 12, alleging Philips has sought to blame it for problems related to a recall of certain respiratory devices. SoClean seeks damages from Philips in excess of $200 million.

Brian Pogue, MacLean Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In addition to teaching at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, Pogue is an expert in medical imaging systems, particularly biomedical imaging guidance for cancer therapy and dose imaging in radiation therapy. In 2019, he co-founded QUEL Imaging LLC, a venture that provides expertise in biomedical optics to enable optical diagnosis and treatment. He co-founded and serves as president of DoseOptics LLC, which develops cameras capable of real-time imaging of radiation therapy.

Primary Bank, Bedford, has announced a partnership with Transaction Resources Inc., a Vermont-based commercial payment processing solutions provider. Primary said Transaction Resources’ services meet the needs of business owners with secure payment processing options, including an interface that connects directly to cash registers for efficient card processing.

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