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Members of Congress write EPA Administrator in support of RFS.

January 30, 2014

BIO thanks Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) and 27 additional Senators along with Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and 29 additional Congress members for letters protesting EPA’s 2014 proposed rule for Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Brent Erickson, EPA's proposal to reduce biofuel production and use could threaten development of advanced and cellulosic biofuels and put job creation at risk. Read More

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ISPE confirms keynote speakers for ISPE Aseptic Conference.

January 30, 2014

Thomas Arista, Investigator/National Expert-Biotech, FDA/ORA/ORO/DDFI, and Richard Friedman, Associate Director, Office of Manufacturing & Product Quality, FDA/CDER/OMPQ have been confirmed as keynote speakers at ISPE’s 23rd Annual Conference on Barrier Isolation, RABS and Aseptic Processing Technology. Conference will also feature top aseptic processing experts from FDA, Merck, Merck Vaccines, Genentech, Novartis, BiogenIdec, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Eisai. Read More

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Annual BIO Conference to highlight biotech outlook.

January 30, 2014

BIO announced plenary sessions, Business Roundtables, and Therapeutic Workshops selected for 16th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Scheduled for Feb 10–11, conference will feature biotech, pharma, and Wall Street leaders sharing their candid insights on what to expect in 2014 and beyond. Plenary Sessions will address upcoming year, using results of joint BIO/ISI published Buy-Side Perception Study, as well as dissect new capital market environment’s impact on fundraising. Read More

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January 2014 MCI-EFI shows highest confidence in 2 years.

January 29, 2014

Seeing improved general outlook for economic activity among industry leadership, January 2014 MCI-EFI reports highest confidence level in 2 years (64.9). Question related to next 4 months cover business conditions, demand for leases and loans to fund capex, access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions, and hiring. Other questions addressed current state of U.S. economy, U.S. economic conditions over next 6 months, and spending on business development activities during next 6 months. Read More

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BIO Applauds prescription change communication legislation.

January 29, 2014

BIO and Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association commend Washington State House and Senate for advancing legislation – HB 2326 and SB 6091 – designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Endorsed by broad coalition of biologic and biosimilar manufacturing companies, legislation represents significant step forward, ensures transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams, and is consistent with BIO principles. Read More

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Foundation's General Assembly to be held in the Netherlands.

January 29, 2014

Scheduled for March 25-28, Fieldbus Foundation's 2014 General Assembly will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will be hosted by STC-Group, a leading provider of educational services to the shipping, transport, and process industries worldwide, and a partner in FOUNDATION Certified Training Program. General Assembly will offer overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across the globe, as well as updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in FOUNDATION technology. Read More

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Fur and Feathers keep animals warm by scattering light.

January 29, 2014

In work that has major implications for improving performance of building insulation, scientists at the University of Namur in Belgium and the University of Hassan I in Morocco have calculated that hairs that reflect IR light may contribute insulating power to exceptionally warm winter coats of polar bears and other animals. Paper titled "Radiative contribution to the thermal conductance in animal furs and other wooly insulators," was published in OSA's Optics Express open-access journal. Read More

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Election Results Announced for 2014 RIA Board of Directors.

January 29, 2014

As announced during Robotics Industry Forum in Orlando, FL, 2014 RIA Board of Directors election results include Stu Shepherd as new chairperson. He is joined on RIA Executive Committee by Catherine Morris, Joe Gemma, Mike Jacobs, Curtis Richardson, and Jeff Burnstein. Brian Behm is joining for his first 2-year term, while John Bubnikovich, Mick Estes, and Kirk Goins have been re-elected to new 2-year terms. Additionally, there are 11 members who will remain with Board for 2014. Read More