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BIO Convention to highlight FDA, regulatory environment.

May 11, 2012

To be held in Boston, MA from June 18-21, 2012 BIO International Convention will feature speakers from FDA as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Achieving Regulatory Approval and Compliance educational track will tackle pressing regulatory issues, and several sessions will address steps involved in research and development of healthcare products and how to successfully bring these products to market while maintaining standards for safety, effectiveness, and compliance. Read More

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Dennis Miller and James Carville headline PACK EXPO 2012 lectures.

May 10, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will host Dennis Miller and James Carville as part of 2012 edition of PACK EXPO Lecture Series. Miller and Carville will present their views of the 2012 elections and take questions from audience members. "The purpose of the PACK EXPO Lecture Series," according to PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska, "is to provide a thought-provoking and entertaining event for exhibitors and attendees." Read More

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ASTM Cement Committee adds subcommittee on sustainability assessment.

May 10, 2012

Current members of ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, as well as other interested parties, are invited to join new C01 subcommittee, C01.98 on Sustainability Assessment. Scope of C01.98 is to support development and maintenance of standards related to methodologies and metrics for assessing sustainability in manufacture and use of hydraulic cement. Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee approves building enclosure standard.

May 10, 2012

Standard ASTM E2813, developed by Subcommittee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems, will serve as complete and authoritative practice for building enclosure commissioning. According to E06.55 Chairman Dan Lemieux, this outcomes-based tool "establishes two levels of Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) - fundamental and enhanced - that can be readily applied to any project depending upon the performance expectations of the owner." Read More

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Letter to Armed Services Committee asks for support for biofuels.

May 9, 2012

BIO and other organizations asked leaders of House and Senate Armed Services Committees and Appropriations Defense Subcommittees to support Department of Defense's commitment to accelerate production of American-made, advanced, drop-in biofuels for use in military jets, ships, and vehicles. After citing concerns over impact of reliance on foreign oil and unpredictable fluctuations of oil market, letter points out progress made by U.S. advanced biofuel producers toward cost-competitiveness. Read More

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PACK EXPO 2012 to highlight pharmaceutical packaging.

May 9, 2012

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in U.S. is forecast to increase 5.3% annually through 2014. PACK EXPO International 2012, scheduled for Oct 28-31, will feature Pharmaceutical Pavilion with latest advances in cartoning and labeling, filling and inspection systems as well as blister packaging, flexible pouches, tubes, and closures. Rx Lounge, located in Pavilion, will allow attendees to exchange ideas with industry peers and engage in further dialogue with suppliers. Read More

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Webinar Series will focus on Variable Speed Drive technology.

May 9, 2012

Set to begin May 31, 2012, Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series will kick off with Julian Atchia of SJE RhombusĀ® leading session 1, "Intro 101." Sean Fitzpatrick of Schneider Electric will lead sessions 2-4, which consist of "Application and Installation Considerations" on June 14, "Protection for VFD and Proper Output" on June 21, and "Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs" on June 28. All webinars will take place from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Read More

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PMMI Members drive OEM-customer relationships.

May 9, 2012

PMMI members and their customers are working to address complex issues, such as Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), operational efficiencies and training, and workforce development. Recent presentations and meetings have reinforced need for collaborative approaches to problem solving. According to PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska, PMMI's members have "called out the importance of a two-way flow of communication along the packaging and processing supply chain." Read More