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BIO Investor Forum to host over 100 presenting companies.

August 28, 2014

BIO has announced initial list of presenting companies for the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum. International event assembles early and established private companies as well as emerging public biotechs, along with top public and private equity investors, to explore investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Presenting companies have clear research and development focus with a pipeline involving biotechnology for therapeutics, diagnostics, or platform technologies. Read More

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AAMA Announcement name two new staff appointments.

August 27, 2014

AAMA announced appointments of Jason Seals as certification manager and Rich Rinka as technical/industry affairs manager. Citing "15 years of testing and member company knowledge and experience," AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker said that Seals "will be a valuable asset to the association and our members." Speaking to Rinka's impressive technical credentials and troubleshooting experience in the field, Walker said Rich will excel in his position. Read More

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NEMA Launches ANSI-accredited Lighting Systems Committee.

August 27, 2014

Having received approval from ANSI Executive Standards Council as Accredited Standards Committee (ASC), ASC 137 Lighting Systems Committee is allowed to write American National Standards within its scope. This entails development of standards and specifications for indoor and outdoor lighting systems installed in an application with consideration of human health and comfort, personal security, physical environment, energy consumption, and daylight integration. Read More

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ASC Membership votes 8 members on to Board.

August 27, 2014

Membership of ASC elected 8 members to serve as Directors on the Council's Board, including: Ted Clark, Steve Rosenberg, Andy Johnston, Bob Marquette, Rusty Thompson, Chuck Williams, John Carroll, and Mark Schneider. Each Director will serve 3-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Each person was nominated by Council’s Board Nominating Committee, which meets once a year to discuss Board-level succession and determine who is interested in serving the Council as a Board Member. Read More

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Dr. Richard Raymond to deliver keynote address.

August 26, 2014

BIO announced that Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the USDA, will deliver keynote address at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, which will be held Sept 16–18, 2014. As a leader in food safety, Dr. Raymond will share with Summit attendees what tools will be needed to enable U.S. agriculture to produce a safe, high-quality, and affordable product, and how education of policymakers needs to go hand-in-hand with scientific research. Read More

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New Process may help produce renewable fuels and chemicals.

August 26, 2014

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Lignin Valorization Through Integrated Biological Funneling and Chemical Catalysis", demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for successful conversion of lignin into variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for sustainable energy economy. Study shows that developing biological conversion processes for lignin-utilizing organism may enable new routes to overcome heterogeneity of lignin. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Dates for VSD 4-part webinar series.

August 26, 2014

Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series, led by industry experts, will examine how to improve pump systems reliability when using Variable Speed Drives (VSDs). Specifically, series covers how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid. Topics will include energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to 3-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction. Opening session will be held September 9, 2014. Read More

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EPA Report Shows Progress in urban air toxics reduction.

August 26, 2014

As required under Clean Air Act (CAA), U.S. EPA's Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report informs Congress of progress in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics. National emissions and air quality data, showing reduction of air toxics across USA since CAA Amendments of 1990, include 66% reduction in benzene, ~60% reduction in mercury from man-made sources, 84% decrease of lead in outdoor air, and removal of ~1.5 million tons/year of air toxics from stationary and mobile sources. Read More