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Translucent Panel redirects sunlight to urban alleyways.

April 24, 2014

In dense urban centers, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. To alleviate the problem, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that is mounted on rooftops and hung over the edge at an angle, where it spreads sunlight onto street below. Researchers describe their design in a paper published in Energy Express, a supplement of The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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NEMA Industry Director named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014.

April 24, 2014

NEMA Industry Director, William Hoyt, has been named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014, which will be held October 7–9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Hoyt, the Motor Summit is an international opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments in new motor technology and motor systems efficiency. Participants will debate global strategies and actions to overcome barriers to widespread market transformation opportunities. Read More

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BIO Honors Renee Ellmers as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 23, 2014

BIO announced its selection of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) as Legislator of the Year for 2013–2014. Calling Ellmers "a champion of America's biotechnology industry," BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood cited her leadership and support of such critical issues as Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, and release of sequestered of FDA user fees. Greenwood continued by praising Ellmers' work on Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee. Read More

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Biotech Leader testifies at Congressional hearing.

April 23, 2014

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing titled "Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies." Brian Hahn, Chief Financial Officer of GlycoMimetics, Inc. presented testimony at the hearing on enhancements to the capital markets that can increase access to investors and decrease unnecessary regulatory burdens for emerging biotech companies trading on the public market. Read More

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Registration opens for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014.

April 23, 2014

Held in conjunction with International Manufacturing Technology Show, Sept 8-13, Smartforce Student Summit gives students first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology, in addition to promoting careers in the industry. Students can engage with companies that specialize in products and programs for schools including machinery, robotics, machine simulators, 3D printers, and virtual welding. Then, students and educators will have free access to nearly 1.3 million sq-ft of exhibits. Read More

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EPA awards over $9 million to universities for research.

April 23, 2014

U.S. EPA announced research grants to Arizona State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara to better understand the impacts of chemicals and nanomaterials throughout their life cycle—from design, manufacture, use, and disposal. This research will influence future scientists and decision makers to consider the associated benefits and consequences of chemicals, which will help create a healthier economy and a safer society. Read More

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AMT Urges Action on 2014 bipartisan manufacturing agenda.

April 23, 2014

Letter sent by AMT's Board of Directors to U.S. congressional leadership requests action on bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. Specifically, said letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where common ground exists and points to several initiatives with bipartisan support that would strengthen U.S. manufacturing if enacted into law: reauthorization of America COMPETES Act; renewal of trade promotion authority; and passage of tax, regulatory, and immigration reforms. Read More

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Delaware Senate passes biologic medicine legislation.

April 22, 2014

BIO and Delaware BioScience Association commend Delaware State Senate for passing legislation designed to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Senate Bill 118 includes transparent communication on all biologic medicines dispensed to maintain consistent and complete medical record. It seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. Read More