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ASTM offers free member and officer training.

January 14, 2015

ASTM offers free one-hour online training courses for members. ASTM's upcoming course, New Member Orientation and Training, will be held on January 14 and February 12. On-demand tutorials on Electronic Balloting and Strategic Planning and New Activity Development are also available. Read More

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Torque Retention Standard addresses medicine cap tightness.

January 14, 2015

Understanding degree of torque needed for cap tightness is subject of ASTM Standard D7860, Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment. Results of tests can be used for package development and engineering evaluation. Standard will act as quality assurance aid, ensuring that caps are tightened to proper torque level. Read More

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BIO Conference to feature two U.S. representatives.

January 13, 2015

BIO announces discussion, Producing "21st Century Cures"—2015 U.S. Legislative Outlook, with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R - MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D - CO), Chief Deputy Whip, to take place on February 9, at the 17th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Conference program will also feature one-on-one conversations with leading biopharmaceutical executives and analysts, followed by interactive question and answer session. Read More

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ASTM President's Leadership Award Nominations are due February 1.

January 13, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for ASTM President's Leadership Award, which acknowledges inspiration and positive contributions of individuals who have significantly advanced ASTM's mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision early on in their ASTM careers. In addition to descriptions of accomplishments, leadership, and commitment, nominations should include examples of achievements. Read More

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ASTM Seeks Nominations for Cavanaugh Memorial Award.

January 13, 2015

Nominations are being sought for the ASTM William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award, which acknowledges those of widely recognized eminence in standards system who have made extraordinary contributions to national and international voluntary standards. Title of honorary member is bestowed upon recipients, and nominees may or may not be ASTM members. Nominations are due by April 1, 2015. Read More

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Ronald Ebelhar elected Chairman of the Board.

January 12, 2015

Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, senior principal with Terracon in Cincinnati, Ohio, is this year's chairman of the ASTM board of directors. An ASTM member since 1980, Ebelhar is a past chairman of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and several D18 subcommittees. He has served on the ASTM board since 2010. Read More

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BIO urges FDA to release guidance on biosimilars.

January 12, 2015

Biosimilars raise novel and complex questions of science and law that require updated legal and regulatory frameworks. BIO calls on the FDA to release final guidance on processes and scientific criteria for approval of biosimilars, outline its approach to naming and labeling, and clarify its conditions for determining biosimilar to be interchangeable with its reference biological. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2015 offers complimentary networking events.

January 12, 2015

IPC APEX EXPO 2015 attendees can upgrade their network and connect with peers in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center, February 22­­–26. Connections can be made in educational sessions, on the show floor, at receptions, and during many networking events, including: Global Welcome (by invitation); First-Timer's Welcome Meeting; show floor reception; Women in Electronics Networking Meeting; and awards luncheons. Read More