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ISPE to develop Drug Shortages Prevention Plan. .

May 6, 2014

ISPE announced that it will work with stakeholders to produce Drug Shortages Prevention Plan to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption. Plan will address optimal organizational strategies, such as aligned governance and communication practices, effective manufacturing and quality systems, and appropriate measures of supply chain robustness and quality. Read More

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C18.2M for secondary cells and batteries.

May 6, 2014

Published by NEMA, ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2013 American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications, applies to secondary cells and batteries based on NiCad, NiMH, and Li-ion electrochemical systems. Changes in this edition include alignment of definitions between all ANSI C18 standards, harmonization with IEC standards, inclusion of Li-ion polymer batteries, storage adjusted capacity, and application charge performance test. Read More

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions becomes HI training partner.

May 6, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has announced that Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is its first non-member to become an HI and Pump Systems Matter Training Partner to further advance energy savings within the Arkansas manufacturing sector. Training agreement with HI/PSM allows the company to further expand its resources in pump system assessment and optimization and help identify energy savings for different manufacturing facilities across Arkansas. Read More

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BIG M Event to show off advanced manufacturing technologies.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for June 9–12, SME's THE BIG M Event will include Automation Alley's MSV Innovation Factory, featuring interactive displays highlighting the latest technologies from cutting-edge companies, including Altair, Autodesk, and Design Interactive Inc. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation, and visualization, are tools and techniques revolutionizing virtually every industry by changing the way people do business. Read More

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

May 6, 2014

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received award for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a condominium building after a 200 sq-ft section of the brick façade fell off the side of the structure. Read More

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EPA recognizes 7 university teams for environmental solutions.

May 6, 2014

At the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo, EPA announced 7 winning student teams of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet phase II awards for innovative and sustainable designs to help solve complex environmental problems. Selected from 35 competing teams following 2 days of judging by national experts, each award-winning team is recommended for a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop their design, apply it to real world situations, and bring it to the marketplace. Read More

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EPA seeks small businesses' input on lead paint.

May 6, 2014

EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead-based paint exposure from renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by section 402(c)(3) of Toxic Substances Control Act. SBAR Panel is being established pursuant to Regulatory Flexibility Act, and will include representatives from Small Business Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and EPA. Read More

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Exhibit Sales Open for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO in Las Vegas.

May 5, 2014

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