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Michigan Bio-Talent Summit to discuss bioscience talent needs.

April 3, 2012

On April 19, MichBio will host Michigan Bio-Talent Summit in partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan. Event will bring bio-industry executives together with educators, workforce development professionals, and other stakeholders. Focus will be on 5 initiatives concerning talent requirements, inter-organization connections, curricula alignment, downstream functions, and immigrant workforce reliance. Read More

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SAE 2012 World Congress features Get Connected theme.

April 3, 2012

Scheduled for April 24-26, SAE 2012 World Congress will offer relevant technical information and innovative content. "Get Connected" theme represents new and diverse connections that will drive advancements in auto industry. Not only does theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, Internet, and nation's electrical grid, but also demonstrates connections and relationships between engineers who are developing next generation vehicle technology. Read More

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BIO Applauds Congress for passage of JOBS Act.

April 2, 2012

BIO praised House and Senate for passage of H.R. 3606, Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which will make path to capital formation more attainable for small biotechnology companies. In turn, this will clear way for American innovation and ingenuity by removing bureaucratic hurdles and red tape, accelerating cures and medical breakthroughs. Legislation will make emerging growth companies exempt for first 5 years on public market from Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404(b) compliance. Read More

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Novozymes CEO and President named 2012 biotech award recipient.

April 2, 2012

BIO named Novozymes President and CEO Steen Riisgaard as recipient of 2012 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. Under Riisgaard's leadership, Novozymes is creating tomorrow's industrial biotechnology solutions and improving use of Earth's resources while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Riisgaard will receive award and deliver short address during May 1, 2012 plenary lunch session at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. Read More

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IPC Announces Webinar Series for Spring 2012.

April 2, 2012

Enabling companies to bring information pertaining to technical challenges facing electronics manufacturing industry to employees, IPC announced its 1 hr long 2012 spring webinars for April, May, and June. Topics are to include chamber profiling (April 4), tin whiskers (April 5), IPC-AJ-820 (April 18), x-ray Inspection (April 19), PoP cleaning (May 8), PCB prototyping (May 10), tax reform (May 23), business outlook (June 6), and PCB depaneling with lasers (June 13). Read More

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AIA Welcomes Nomination of Michael Huerta as FAA administrator.

April 2, 2012

AIA welcomes President Obama's nomination of Michael Huerta to be FAA administrator. Association called Huerta "a proven leader and a very strong advocate for the FAA" capable of taking on long-term challenges. Specific examples of Huerta's expertise included his understanding of importance of seeing Next Generation Air Transportation System getting up and running as well as his comprehension of how its benefits outweigh short-term hurdles. Read More

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ASTM Workshop addresses transition from mercury thermometers.

April 2, 2012

Scheduled for June 26, workshop on Transitioning from Mercury Thermometers to Alternative Thermometers will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Over last 6 years, NIST has actively participated in national and international phase-out efforts to identify alternative thermometers for broad range of measurement applications. NIST will continue to provide technical and scientific support to find suitable alternative thermometers that meet measurement needs. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2012.

April 2, 2012

According to findings from IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 1.9% in February 2012 from February 2011, but bookings increased 6.9% year over year. Compared to previous month, rigid PCB shipments increased 5.9%. Book-to-bill ratio for rigid PCB industry climbed to 1.04 in February 2012. In February 2012, flexible circuit shipments were down 6.4%, bookings were up 1.8% compared to February 2011, and book-to-bill ratio rose to 1.10. Read More