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Expert Jeff Barach, Ph.D. to help PMMI members understand FSMA.

April 24, 2012

Jeff Barach, expert on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), has been retained to help PMMI members understand implications of FSMA as it affects their customers so that they may be better served. Drawing on his experience as lecturer, training professional, and educator in food safety programs, Barach's work with PMMI will include webinars, presentations, and seminars as well as individual discussions with members at their request. Read More

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AIA Welcomes Export Control Review of space systems, components.

April 23, 2012

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commented on Defense Department assessment concerning implications of normalizing export controls on satellites and related components. According to Blakey, this report provides decision makers in Congress "crucial information" regarding how reform can serve to strengthen the USA's national security and space industrial base. Blakey ended her response by urging Congress to "move quickly" on recommendations as to strengthen U.S. space industrial base. Read More

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BIO Convention to highlight biotechnology patenting and IP.

April 23, 2012

Scheduled for June 18-21, 2012 BIO International Convention will feature educational track devoted to Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer to discuss legal and legislative developments and how they may impact biotech companies. Panels will cover recent developments in patentability, prior user rights and trade secrets, IP issues affecting biomarker diagnostics and personalized medicine, and impact America Invents Act has on missions and policies of universities and non-profit institutions. Read More

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NIST Workshop addresses imaging in tissue engineering.

April 23, 2012

NIST, in cooperation with Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science working group, is sponsoring 2-day workshop titled, Functional Imaging for Regenerative Medicine, which will explore how cutting-edge imaging techniques can advance equally fast-growing field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Workshop aims to accelerate development and adoption of advanced imaging methodologies and tools by identifying current needs of tissue engineers, from molecular to macroscopic scales. Read More

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Science, Advocacy Leaders to judge Biotech Humanitarian nominees.

April 23, 2012

BIO announced judges who will evaluate nominations for fourth annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and select 2012 Honoree. Thought leaders in science, advocacy, and media who have agreed to serve as judges for this award include Dr. David Agus, Dr. Yali Friedman, Jim Greenwood, Rachel King, Dr. Antonio Moreira, H. Thomas Watkins, Phyllis Dillinger, and Dr. Greg Stephanopoulos. Award recognizes someone who has helped heal, fuel, and feed planet via work in or support of biotechnology. Read More

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Two Advanced Laboratories open at NIST Boulder and JILA.

April 23, 2012

Located on NIST campus in Boulder, CO and at new X-Wing at JILA, Precision Measurement Laboratory for high-precision science and measurements supports technology innovation and economic growth as well as training of future scientists. Both laboratories tightly control environmental conditions such as vibration and temperature, as is required for cutting-edge research with lasers, atomic clocks, and nanotechnology. Labs also support micro- and nanofabrication of custom research devices. Read More

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International Swimming Pool and Spa Code(TM) optimizes safety.

April 23, 2012

In collaboration with Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, International Code Council has published International Swimming Pool and Spa Code(TM), which uses prescriptive and performance-related provisions to establish minimum safety requirements for public and residential pools, spas, and hot tubs. It is first to address aquatic recreation facilities as well as first to include ANSI/APSP energy standards for residential portable electric spas and residential in-ground pools and spas. Read More

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Standardization Workshop looks at global water challenges.

April 23, 2012

ISO's International Workshop on Water will examine ways international standardization can help alleviate needs of global populous who have no regular access to safe drinking water and those who live without proper sanitation. Hosted by JISC in Kobe, Japan on July 25-26 of 2012, workshop will raise awareness of water-related standardization and its potentials, propose and examine standardization initiatives, as well as identify priorities and define recommended action plan. Read More