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FDA to Co-Sponsor June 2012 CGMP conference in Baltimore.

March 27, 2012

As announced by ISPE, FDA will co-sponsor "Redefining the 'C' in 'CGMP'" Conference in Baltimore, MD, USA from June 4-5, 2012. New format will features number of audience-participation and interactive sessions. Also, Hot Topic Discussion Forum between attendees and regulators will offer interactive insight on critical industry issues, concerns, and collaboration. Mixed panel of FDA and industry leaders will also answer pressing industry questions during moderated "Meet the Press" session. Read More

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Artcle Breaks Down Business Planning to foster future success.

March 27, 2012

As part of Welding and Gases Today's "Strategic Planning" cover story for Spring 2012 issue, "Working Your Plan" article explores how distributors and suppliers in gases and welding industry are setting their businesses up for success. Capitol Welders Supply, featured in this article, included its employees in agreeing upon vision for future and working backwards from that to develop 7-year plan with annual agenda with month by month objectives, goals, and review process. Read More

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Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety are outlined in LIA book.

March 27, 2012

LIA has assembled expert knowledge of certified medical laser safety officers in book titled "CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety." Book compiles latest knowledge about establishing laser safety program, LSO duties, and importance of safety audits once program has been established. Packed with figures and tables, book includes samples of medical laser safety inspection checklist, laser inventory sheet, laser procedure record, and laser safety audit forms. Read More

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AEM urges Congressional action on Russian trade.

March 26, 2012

With Russia joining World Trade Organization in coming months, Congress must act by granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) in order for U.S. workers and businesses to benefit from Russia's agreement to lower overall tariff rates, enhance IP enforcement, and diminish technical barriers to trade. According to AEM, if Congress does not grant Russian PNTR, U.S. equipment manufacturers will be at significant economic disadvantage in Russian marketplace. Read More

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Research Summary provides results from solar storm activity.

March 26, 2012

EPRI measures geo-magnetically induced currents through its SUNBURST program, a system of strategically positioned monitoring sites throughout U.S. and Canada. It uses data from that system, to provide guidance to utilities on keeping power delivery system functioning during solar storms. According to EPRI, nation's grid system was largely unaffected as 2-day solar storm pummeled Earth starting March 8 with massive blast of plasma that was ejected from the sun at as much as 4 million mph. Read More

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PMI Names Committee Co-Chairs to 3-year terms starting in April.

March 26, 2012

Based on PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment, PMI president Stewart Yang made his selections for 2 chairs to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Marketing Council will be co-chaired by Kohler Co.'s Rick Reles, who will serve alongside current co-chair Tim Doyle of Amerikam. Government Affairs Standing Committee will be co-chaired by Daniel Gleiberman of Sloan Valve Company and David MacNair of InSinkErator. Read More

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EPA Adds Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund priority list.

March 26, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 9 hazardous waste sites that pose risks to people's health and environment to National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites and is proposing to include 10 additional sites. With all NPL sites, EPA works to identify companies or people responsible for contamination and require them to conduct or pay for cleanup. For newly listed sites without viable potentially responsible parties, EPA will investigate full extent of contamination before starting significant cleanup. Read More

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BIO opens nominations for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award.

March 26, 2012

BIO is accepting nominations for fourth annual Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given to individual who has harnessed potential of biotechnology to heal, fuel, or feed the planet. Award honors work that aims to reduce human suffering significantly, enhance human experience in way that has clear and direct benefit to society, or improves health of planet. Additional consideration will be given to approaches that are at a turning point and may potentially have immeasurable influence. Read More