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A roundup of the latest high-tech and life science news from regional firms:

• WebsiteBiz to develop site for medical imaging firm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Global Medical Imaging, a provider of diagnostic ultrasound systems and services, is developing a new Web site through Charlotte-based WebsiteBiz.

The interactive marketing agency also will provide marketing, search engine optimization and paid search marketing services.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

.“We chose WebsiteBiz because of their capability to fully support our continued growth and success through online marketing,” said Ryan Dienst, managing partner at Global medical Imaging.

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• Island House Furniture picks L.A. Management for consumer Web site

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bauer International plans to begin selling its Island House furniture line direct to consumers through a Web site being developed by L.A. Management Company.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Previously, the furniture was only available through dealers and at Bauer’s island House store in Charleston, S.C.

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• Apex Analytix upgrades its financial management software

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Apex Analytix is rolling out a new version of its FirstStrike financial management software.

The package is designed to help clients find new operating efficiencies and increase security for accounts payable.

More than a third of the Fortune 100 companies are Apex Analytix customers.

Enhancements in the latest release include improvements for invoicing, prevention of duplicate billing and fraud, price compliance and cash flow management, among others.

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• Expression Analytics earns genomic analysis certification

DURHAM, N.C. – Expression Analytics has received certification from a San Diego organization for its genomics services.

Illumina CSPro, which is a partnership of service providers focused on genetic analysis applications, certified Expression Analysis after two rounds of tests.

The certification covers Expression Analysis’ four service platforms in standards for minimum data generation, data certification following an on-site audit and review of its processes.

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