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BIO Applauds Representatives for Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act.

November 15, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and John Carney (D-DE) for introducing Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act. Building on JOBS Act, said bill increases liquidity for emerging growth companies, including biotech innovators, that trade on public market. BIO's Jim Greenwood said this bill "will allow companies to choose the tick size that best fits their trading needs and stimulate capital formation for breakthrough research." Read More

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BIO supports transparency in biologic substitutions.

November 15, 2013

BIO and Pennsylvania Bio commended Pennsylvania Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee for its approval of Senate Bill 405, which would require pharmacist to notify patient, and within 72 hours, the patient's physician of any biologic product substitution. Bill seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies.  Read More

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Proposed Standard offers test method to determine turbidity.

November 15, 2013

ASTM International Committee D19 on Water has developed ASTM WK4193, Test Method for Determination of Turbidity above 1 TU in the In-Situ Mode. Proposed standard will provide practical guidance into setup, calibration, and verification of a turbidity monitoring system before and after it has been placed in field. In its most basic applications, ASTM WK4193 will be used to measure clarity of streams, lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water to determine if it is safe for different uses. Read More

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UAS Integration Plan is step forward for next aviation frontier.

November 15, 2013

AIA lauded FAA's announcement of its "Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS)" roadmap. Calling it "a major step forward for realizing the full promise of aviation’s next great frontier," FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta said "significant progress" is being made toward meeting congressional UAS domestic integration mandate by 2015. Huerta also discussed FAA actions to ensure public privacy concerns in management of 6 upcoming UAS test sites. Read More

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Shipbuilding Standard offers thermocouple testing guidelines.

November 15, 2013

ASTM WK42858, Practice for Fire Testing, Placement of Thermocouples, will provide guidelines to ensure that appropriate methods of testing are employed for cable penetration configurations that are not fully addressed in the IMO FTP code. Standard will be used by manufacturers of firestop systems as well as test laboratories and regulatory bodies that grant type approvals for materials tested to IMO FTP Code as required for compliance with Safety of Life at Sea regulations. Read More

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September 2013 sees rise in manufacturing technology orders.

November 14, 2013

According to AMT, September U.S. manufacturing technology orders, totaling $397.57 million, are up 5.8% from August but down 31.1% compared to September 2012. With year-to-date (YTD) total of $3,507.71 million, 2013 is down 11.3% compared with 2012. These numbers and data are based on totals reported by companies participating in USMTO program. Compiled report provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment. Read More

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NREL ESIF garners LEED® Platinum designation.

November 14, 2013

Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located on campus of U.S. Department of Energy's NREL in Golden, CO, earned LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from U.S. Green Building Council. This 182,500 ft² facility is first in USA to help public and private sector researchers scale up promising clean energy technologies and test how they interact with each other and grid at utility scale. ESIF houses >15 experimental laboratories, several outdoor test beds, and HPC data center. Read More

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EPA Seeks Public Input on graphic for bug repellent labels.

November 14, 2013

According to Federal Register Notice released by U.S. EPA, public input is being sought on new insect repellent graphic for skin-applied insect repellent product labels. Applied voluntarily by manufacturers, graphic will provide consumers with health information, such as estimated number of hours product will repel potentially harmful insects when used as directed, in prominent and standardized format. Label has been in development for past 4 years by EPA, focus groups, and manufacturers. Read More

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NREL Working Group releases solar standard contracts.

November 14, 2013

Assembled by NREL, Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group developed standard contracts that aim to help lower transaction costs and facilitate access to low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar power projects. Contracts cover residential leases and commercial power purchase agreements. Group members recognized customizable contract templates could improve consumer transparency and private-sector investment while lowering cost of solar energy to end-users. Read More

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AEM Announces Winners of Pillar of the Industry Awards.

November 14, 2013

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced 2013 recipients of annual Pillar of the Industry Awards. Winners are member companies that have achieved or maintained Gold-level status in AEM's I Make America pro-manufacturing advocacy campaign. For 2013, 26 companies received Pillar of the Industry Awards: 9 achieved Gold Status this year, 14 were honored as Gold Year 2 winners, and 3 were recognized as Gold Year 3 winners. Read More

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ISA Announces Beamex as Strategic Partner for Calibration.

November 14, 2013

As ISA's Strategic Partner for Calibration, Beamex will provide ISA members and customers with access to such calibration resources as publications, case studies, seminars, and expert advice. Beamex will also work with ISA to co-develop custom web seminars. Other opportunities include hosting events for ISA training students; providing guidance and insight into calibration topics with ISA's training development team; and donating equipment/resources for ISA's educational offerings. Read More

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NTSB Report shows need for electronic logging devices, CSA reform.

November 14, 2013

American Trucking Associations said that safety recommendations by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) emphasize need for accelerated efforts by Obama Administration to mandate electronic logging devices in commercial trucks and improve its Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet safety monitoring and measurement system. Also, ATA highlighted NTSB recommendations regarding how Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration identifies and investigates potential problem carriers. Read More

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ATA Announces Additional Speakers for Executive Summit.

November 14, 2013

American Trucking Associations announced featured speakers for ATA Executive Summit on Technology-Driven Performance taking place December 4–6. Speakers will include John Ellis, global technologist and head of Ford Developer Program at Ford Motor Co., as well as futurist Glen Heimstra number of trucking industry leaders from prominent fleets and suppliers. Previously announced speakers include Anthony Levandowski, Chunka Mui, and Josh Switkes. Read More

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Free Webinar to address Environmental Product Declarations.

November 13, 2013

On Nov 13, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, ASTM International will present free webinar on Environmental Product Declarations, which provide quantifiable environmental data to compare products that fulfill the same function. Attendees will learn where EPDs fit in the environmental labels and standards world; understand increasing importance of EPDs for industry and policy makers; and hear about roles, responsibilities, and related processes for developing and verifying EPDs. Read More

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Equity Capital Formation Task Force Efforts commended by BIO.

November 13, 2013

BIO applauded Equity Capital Formation Task Force members for their report, "From the On-Ramp to the Freeway," designed to stimulate investment and growth in small public companies. Formed by professionals from across America’s start-up and small-cap company ecosystem, Task Force's aim is to examine challenges that growing issuers face on market. Report includes proposals to improve trading environment for small-cap companies on public market. Read More

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AMT becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator.

November 13, 2013

RIA announced that Applied Manufacturing Technologies has received RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, AMT completed rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA, the Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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NEMA Guide addresses fire-damaged electrical equipment.

November 13, 2013

NEMA has published Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment, a guide that provides information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to heat and fire residue through fire, firefighting activities, or close proximity to fire. Guide is useful for suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of electrical products. Read More

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NEMA hires first public relations specialist.

November 13, 2013

NEMA announced that Phallan K. Davis has joined its staff as its first public relations specialist. To advance interests of NEMA's 400-plus member companies, Davis will raise NEMA's profile to media, government, and other external sources for matters pertaining to electroindustry, including Smart Grid, storm and disaster recovery, and how to reduce product's carbon footprint. Davis comes to NEMA with more than 7 years of agency, nonprofit, and political communications experience. Read More

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AEM commends newest Milestone Members for industry support.

November 13, 2013

AEM announces its newest Milestone Members, companies who have supported the off-road equipment manufacturing industry through longtime participation in AEM. Out of 900+ members, more than 11 milestone companies have been continuously active in Association for 25 to 100+ years, dating back to its founding in 1894. Milestone Members that attained 25-year status in 2013 include: Atlas Copco, Cascade-Canada, and Knapheide Manufacturing. Read More

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BIO Convention to address China's growing biotech sector.

November 12, 2013

Executives from biotech and pharmaceutical companies, along with investment firms from North America, Europe, and Asia, will convene for 3rd annual BIO Convention in China, where they will meet and explore business opportunities with China’s emerging biotech sector. Panel sessions will highlight latest issues and trends, and will include science-focused topics such as vaccine development, China’s unmet medical needs, and research and development of orphan drugs to treat rare diseases in China. Read More