LifeScience Alley, St. Louis Park, elected Steve Mertens, senior vice president, research & development, Boston Scientific Corp., to chair its board of directors. New board members elected include: Timothy P. Frischmon, principal, Furst Group, and Dr. James D. (Woody) Woodburn Jr., managing partner, Woodburn Health Consulting. Officers re-elected include Richard Creager, corporate vice president, Beckman Coulter Inc.; Charles Montreuil, vice president enterprise rewards, Best Buy, and Stephen K. Snyder, global marketing director, Cargill.


Lawson Software, St. Paul, announced the general availability of Lawson S3 Point of Use, a software application that helps keep health care supplies in stock while providing tools to more accurately capture patient charges.

OptumHealth Inc., Chicago, a UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka company, unveiled eSync, a technology platform that helps organizations significantly improve their health care programs while reducing related costs., Savage, an online meetings and events planning resource for the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions, has introduced enhanced meeting and event planning software, available free of charge at