Cardima Appoints BDO: Cardima Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer and marketer of microcatheter systems, appointed BDO Seidman as its auditor, according to a federal filing. Cardima’s previous independent accountant, Big Four firm Ernst & Young, had resigned after offering a going-concern opinion on the company’s 2002 financials.

Calypte Dismisses Auditor: Calypte Biomedical Corp. dismissed Big Four firm KPMG as its auditor and hired Odenberg Ullakko Muranishi & Co. LLP as its new independent accountant. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Calypte jettisoned KPMG after the firm informed the medical testing company that the results of an internal investigation related to an SEC investigation were unsatisfactory.

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