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Report Details Biotech involvement with neglected diseases.

June 21, 2012

According to "Biotechnology: Bringing Innovation to Neglected Disease Research and Development," small- to medium-sized biotech companies bring innovation to global health. Findings show that 134 biotechnology companies are participating in neglected disease research and development, which represents participation in 39% of 191 new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in development. Report also finds that 64% of all products in development by biotech companies involve partnering. Read More

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Entries for Student Paper Competition due Aug 1, 2012.

June 21, 2012

In effort to raise awareness of strategic importance of standards and conformance among students at university level, ANSI, in conjunction with its Committee on Education, is holding its first student paper competition. Theme of competition, How Standards Facilitate Innovation and Benefit Society, seeks differing perspectives from wide range of disciplines on how standards facilitate innovation and how society as a whole can benefit. Read More

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Manufacturers urge Senate to halt costly EPA regulation.

June 21, 2012

NAM Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, issued statement in support of Sen. Jim Inhofe's (R-OK) joint resolution of disapproval, S.J. Res. 37, to use Congressional Review Act to overturn EPA's Utility MACT rule. According to Newhouse, Utility MACT rule, when combined with other power plant regulations, will result in loss of 1.65 million jobs nationwide by 2020 and will increase electricity bills by more than 10% in some large manufacturing regions. Read More

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Dr. James J. Simnick receives Award of Merit.

June 21, 2012

ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has presented Award of Merit to James J. Simnick, Ph.D., technical advisor in Global Fuels Technology Department at BP America Inc. A member of ASTM since 1995, Simnick is first vice chairman of committee and has been section vice chairman of Subcommittee D02.A0.01 on Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends since 2001. He has more than 33 years of experience in downstream, refining, and fuels technology. Read More

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Roofing/Waterproofing Committee honors James C. Strong.

June 21, 2012

James C. Strong, associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. ASTM International member since 1995, Strong has experience investigating and solving water leakage problems in roofing, above- and below-grade waterproofing, and exterior wall systems. Strong is also member of International Concrete Repair Institute and RCI Inc. Read More

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Edward Trackman Joins IPC as Special Projects VP.

June 21, 2012

Edward Trackman has joined IPC staff as vice president of special projects. John Mitchell of Bose Corporation called Trackman "a consummate professional and visionary," citing his "engineering experience, knowledge, and management savvy." In addition to 20+ published articles, Trackman has 6 U.S. patents and related foreign patents. His engineering career has spanned such institutions as General Motors Research Laboratories, Bose Corporation, and Golden Key International Honour Society. Read More

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PMI gives back with service day in Santa Rosa, CA.

June 21, 2012

Prior to start of PMI Spring Conference, members and staff volunteered for day of service at the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County's ReStore retail outlet. PMI team assisted with pricing products, moving displays, and cleaning merchandise, while learning about mission of Habitat for Humanity. In addition to putting together build day event, PMI also will make financial donation to Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County to help support their vision for affordable housing. Read More

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EPA Draft Ammonia Assessment available for public comment.

June 21, 2012

Offering estimate of amount of ammonia one person can inhale daily over their lifetime without harmful health effects, draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment for ammonia will be available for public comment for 60 days and sent for independent expert peer review. Draft assessment includes template for describing literature search approach, identifies strengths/weaknesses of analyzed studies, and describes how EPA applied their guidance, methods, and criteria. Read More