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BIO Lauds Senate Passage of User Fee package.

May 29, 2012

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commended U.S. Senate's bipartisan approval of Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which includes reauthorization of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). Particular recognition was given to leadership shown by Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY) for crafting measure that will "continue to ensure patient safety, access to the newest cures and therapies, and job growth in America." Read More

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TRFA receives 12 entries for Polymer Research Award.

May 29, 2012

TRFA has received 12 entries for its Excellence in Polymer Research Award and expects more before final papers are due May 31. TRFA initiated this award presentation to student researchers to encourage and recognize advances in science and engineering of thermoset polymer industry. Award consists of $500 cash, a commemorative plaque, and an invitation to present the winning paper at TRFA annual meeting in October. The paper will also be posted on TRFA's website. Read More

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BIO Makes Statement on bill to extend Therapeutic Discovery Project tax credit.

May 29, 2012

Statement by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood applauds Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing "The Extension of the Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit" (S. 3232). According to Greenwood, this legislation "would support continued American innovation and accelerate the development of life-saving cures for numerous prominent diseases." Greenwood cited Therapeutic Discovery Project's (TDP) past success in advancing breakthrough medicines, economic stability, and job growth. Read More

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NAM supports House approval of Ex-Im reauthorization.

May 29, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement following House passage of H.R. 2072 to reauthorize Export-Import Bank. According to Timmons, the House put jobs first by passing legislation to reauthorize Ex-Im Band and increase its lending authority. Manufacturers thank House Majority Leader Cantor and Minority Whip Hoyer for their leadership on this bipartisan bill that gives thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturers ability to reach new markets and supports nearly 290,000 jobs. Read More

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AEM offers French Canadian aerial safety manuals.

May 29, 2012

To help equipment manufacturers comply with government language requirements for distributing products in Quebec, AEM now offers French Canadian versions of it Aerial Platform Safety Manual and Aerial Devices Safety Manual. Both outline possible responses to basic safety situations that may be found during normal equipment start-up, operation, and maintenance. Safety messages are presented in clear, readable text with illustrations to assist understanding. Read More

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NAM urges President to approve Keystone XL pipeline.

May 29, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after TransCanada formally reapplied for permit to build Keystone XL pipeline project. According to Timmons, in rejecting Keystone XL pipeline project earlier this year, President said no to a clear opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security in the U.S. Keystone project will deliver 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs - with additional 118,000 indirect jobs - to an economy that badly needs them. Read More

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Dr. Richard W. Neu honored for fatigue/fracture standards work.

May 29, 2012

Richard W. Neu, Ph.D., professor in Wodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. ASTM International member since 1992, Neu is respected expert in area of thermomechanical fatigue and fretting fatigue. His research interests focus on understanding and prediction of fatigue behavior of materials. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses drainage systems media selection.

May 29, 2012

ASTM D7492/D7492M, Guide for Use of Drainage System Media with Waterproofing Systems, provides information and guidelines for selection and installation of drainage systems media that are used with waterproofing systems. Drainage systems media promote drainage around foundations of buildings and on plazas. Standard will primarily be used by designers and contractors, in conjunction with variety of waterproofing standards. Read More