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PTDA welcomes 10 new members.

January 16, 2014

PTDA has welcomed 10 new members in the third and fourth quarters of 2013. Distributor members include Capitol Bearing & Hydraulics; Carleton Industrial Supply Ltd.; Controls & Electric Motor Co.; Emco, Inc.; and Hei-Tek Automation, LLC. Manufacturer members include Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies; Martin Engineering; Monarc Industries; and Ringspann Corporation. In addition, PTDA welcomed associate member Mayflower Marketing, a consulting company for distributors and manufacturers. Read More

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Environmental Reporting Standards for Concrete have been revised.

January 16, 2014

Used for developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for concrete, Product Category Rules (PCR) v1.1 improves upon previous release by expanding required environmental impacts that must be reported in EPD. Also, scope of said document includes all countries that use similar standards referenced in PCR for evaluating and producing concrete. ASTM International and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) have adopted PCR for use in their respective EPD programs. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Richard Sutherlin.

January 16, 2014

Richard C. Sutherlin, manager of technical services at ATI Wah Chang, Albany, OR, has received the 2013 H.R. "Russ" Ogden Award from ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys. A graduate of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology of the University of Montana, Sutherlin was recognized for contributions to development of applications for reactive and refractory metals to be used in corrosive environments, with specific focus on zirconium, titanium, and niobium. Read More

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ASTM Committee awards scholarship to Rensselaer student.

January 15, 2014

Chelsea Ehlert, a graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship from ASTM Committee E04 on Metallography. Award encourages female college seniors or first-year graduate students to pursue study of physical metallurgy or materials science, with emphasis on relationship between microstructure and properties. Ehlert is pursuing a doctorate in materials engineering; her thesis will focus on electrochemistry topics and battery research. Read More

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Rate of Drug Approvals are lower than previously reported.

January 15, 2014

Nature Biotechnology has published peer-reviewed paper co-authored by BIO Industry Analysis and BioMedTracker, highlighting results of a study showing that overall success rate for drugs moving through clinical trials to FDA approval from late 2003 to the end of 2011 is near 1 in 10, while reports from earlier years showed rate of drug approvals to be 1 in 5 to 1 in 6. Study also shows that large molecule drugs are twice as successful in gaining approval compared to small molecule drugs. Read More

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ASC promotes Armstrong and Carter.

January 15, 2014

ASC promoted Malinda Armstrong to Director of Meetings and Expositions, and Jessica Carter to Senior Manager, Web Services. For the past 17 years, Malinda Armstrong has been an important part of the ASC staff team, holding positions focused on finance, administration, expositions, sponsorships, and meetings management. Since joining ASC in 2011, Jessica Carter has moved quickly to evolve both of the Council’s websites into award-winning connection points for both industry and member companies. Read More

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ASTM Air Quality Committee honors chairman Webber with award.

January 15, 2014

Dr. James Webber, Ph.D. and senior scientist at Webber Environmental Health Consulting LLC, received Moyer D. Thomas Award from ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. Honored for technical contributions and years of service to Committee D22, Webber has served as chairman since 2008 and also chairs Subcommittee D22.90. Former roles include secretary of D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos as well as one term on ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO). Read More

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2014 AeroDef Event will host new technological resource center.

January 14, 2014

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, to be featured at AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014, will enable attendees to explore applications made possible by said technology. Dedicated to aerospace and defense manufacturing, event will take place February 25–27, 2014 at Long Beach Convention Center in California. Author and consultant Todd Grimm will host the center and present 2 sessions – Tactical and Strategic information – on each day of exposition. Read More