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Survey covers FDA/sponsor interactions during drug development.

August 11, 2014

BIO announced survey tool on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development to better inform policy initiatives designed to improve FDA and drug sponsor coordination and communication during drug development. Survey will serve to inform next reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act VI. By helping to identify areas where policies, regulations, and practices are working well and areas that need improvement, sponsor input will make process more efficient and effective. Read More

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ASC releases keynote speaker schedule for Fall Convention.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 20–22, ASC's Fall Convention and EXPO will feature 4 keynote speakers covering business trends impacting adhesives and sealants marketplace. David Crowe, Ph.D. will update attendees on macro-economic trends and provide data on building and construction industry, while Bob Marquette will discuss Bostik's approach to innovation, and Rick Farrell will highlight trends in value selling. Chuck Houk and Michael Cohen will highlight how drone technology is providing customer value. Read More

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Market Forecast to add $2.5 billion to market size for PI&A.

August 11, 2014

Published in May by MCAA, 2014 Market Forecast provides 5 year market forecast for Process Instrumentation and Automation equipment segmented by major process industries that shows total US market value will grow to $13.6 billion by 2018. Report, which has 80 pages of detail on 12 product categories, 12 industry segments, and estimates for both US and Canada, also includes spotlight on technology displacement of electronic vs. mechanical flowmeters and spotlight on market developments in Mexico. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2014 Fall Meeting.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 8–10, Hydraulic Institute 2014 Fall Meeting will feature special presentations by topic experts. They will include: Pump Knowledge Workshop: Standard Conditions Labeling per DOE Test Procedures & Updates on New Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors; Integrated Marketing: Leveraging Educational Training Resources and Pump Systems Assessment Process; and International Trade update. Meeting will also provide opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. Read More

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NFPA Foundation launches annual giving society.

August 11, 2014

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has launched a new annual giving society to increase support for fluid power education and research. Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist, and inventor whose famous law describes the fundamental principle that gives fluid power its force multiplier effect, the Pascal Society will combine the financial and volunteer contributions of companies across the supply chain to create a similar effect for the fluid power industry. Read More

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FAA announces New York UAS test site is now operational.

August 11, 2014

FAA announced that Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems test site in Rome, NY is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into national airspace system. Research will also evaluate methods for scouting agricultural fields using different types of sensors, which will benefit farmers regionally and nationally. Specific UAS projects include detection of insects, weeds, diseases, crop characteristics, crop biomass, and background soil characteristics in 2 farm fields. Read More

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BIO Forum to highlight IPO success since passage of JOBS Act.

August 8, 2014

BIO has opened registration for the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which will take place October 7–8, 2014. Program will include plenary sessions, business roundtables, therapeutic workshops, and fireside chats featuring respected industry veterans discussing latest trends in biotech. Conference will also feature presentations by over 100 biotech companies poised to join the growth "watch list" in 2015, as well as number of nonprofit and venture philanthropy organizations. Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Leaders set to gather for IEOC.

August 7, 2014

NFPA member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals will converge on Wheeling, IL for the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, August 11-13, 2014. Event will offer hard data, critical insight, and opportunities in 4 major areas: Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Conference will include engaging presentations by Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, and John Walker as well as special geopolitical analysis by Peter Zeihan. Read More