PACK EXPO owner/producer PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced their joint venture, Pharma EXPO, will be co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 28–30) at Las Vegas Convention Center in 2015. PMMI anticipates these co-located events will attract 30,000+ attendees representing 40+ vertical markets and 1,800+ exhibiting companies in 800,000+ ft² net exhibit space. Read More
CEA® announced that results of independent audit confirm record number of international professionals – 40,828 (12.7% increase from 2013 CES) – attended 2014 International CES® from 144 countries. There were also 6,757 press and industry analysts in attendance. Spanning January 7–10, 2014 CES welcomed 160,498 industry professionals overall (5% more than 2013). Outside of audit, CEA confirmed 3,673 exhibitors (12% up from 2013 CES) unveiled their latest tech innovations at 2014 CES.
Taking place June 23–26, 2014 BIO International Convention® will include 6 Super Sessions featuring biotech thought leaders: A New Paradigm in Oncology Treatment; Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report; EY 2014 Biotechnology Industry Report; AMP-lifying Innovation: NIH, Patient Organizations & Leading Biopharma Firms Mobilize to Tackle Tough Diseases; The Next Big Deal: The Global Deal-maker Perspective; and Scientific American WorldView Super Session – Biotech: We are the World. Read More
Drawing 8,068 electronics manufacturing professionals from 47 countries, IPC APEX EXPO® saw 14% increase in registrations to technical programs and near-record participation levels in IPC's Standards Development Committee meetings. Event took place in Las Vegas, NV and host sold out exhibition with 443 exhibitors encompassing 137,700 ft² net. More than 80% of 3,801 attendees identified themselves as key buyers or influencers. In 2015, IPC APEX EXPO will move to San Diego, CA (Feb 24–26, 2015). Read More
U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership updated its list of Top 100 organizations choosing to use electricity from such clean, renewable sources as wind and solar power. Top 10 partners appearing on this list include Intel Corporation; Kohl’s Department Stores; Microsoft Corporation; Whole Foods Market; Google Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Staples; Apple Inc.; City of Houston, Texas; and U.S. Department of Energy. Read More
March findings from IPC's monthly North American PCB Statistical Program shows return to positive territory. Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8% from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date shipment growth to -0.8%. Compared to February, PCB shipments rose 18.9%. PCB bookings continued to be negative at -5.5% year over year, while year-to-date order growth improved to -6.9%. Order growth increased 20.9% over February, and book-to-bill ratio strengthened to reach 1.01. Read More
Leveraging capability of clear liquid droplet to bend light and act as lens, process developed by researchers can be used create inexpensive, high-quality lenses for such applications as in-field disease detection, scientific research in lab, and optical lenses and microscopes for education in classrooms. Process is described in "Fabricating Low Cost and High Performance Elastomer Lenses using Hanging Droplets," which appears in Biomedical Optics Express. Read More
Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, which takes place November 2–5 in Chicago, IL. Exhibition and event will proffer solutions and insights addressing success in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device, and biotech industries. Over 160 solutions providers have committed to showcase their innovations for improving and enhancing pharmaceutical lifecycle. Together, shows are expected to attract 50,000 attendees and 2,000+ technology supplier-exhibitors. Read More