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Canon USA Inc., currently based in Lake Success,

Canon USA Inc., currently based in Lake Success, plans to move into a Melville facility currently under construction by the end of 2012, and has said that its workforce will grow to more than 2,000 employees in the new building. (May 25, 2011) Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Lake Success-based Canon USA  has a few announcements.

New partnership to help clinics diagnose infectious diseases
Canon and the University of Maryland will "develop a highly automated system providing rapid infectious disease diagnosis" using the company's genetic analysis system. The research team is led by Hiroshi Inoue, senior fellow, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, and William Bentley, chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering in the university's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

They "will pioneer the use of microfluidic chip technology in disposable testing cartridges containing human blood samples," the company said. 

New Internet-ready surveillance camera 
It's adding a new surveillance model to its line of 1.3-megapixel fixed Internet Protocol security cameras, the VB-M700F. Connected directly to a computer network and, if desired, to the Internet, the camera offers "outstanding image quality [and] built-in video analytics," Canon says.

The market for the camera includes "transportation centers, banks and ATM rooms, schools, retail stores, gaming establishments and many other IP security-video environments."

Scanning technologies on exhibit at the 2011 Federal Office Systems Expo
The government technology event, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, starts Tuesday and continues through Thursday. 

"In the federal, state and local government sectors, it is critical for document scanning technologies to be reliable, secure and efficient," Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon USA, said.

"We are excited to demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering scanning solutions that can help government agencies consolidate and organize records, reduce paperwork and administrative costs, and increase security."

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