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BSA opens registration for 2014 Annual Convention.

December 12, 2013

Scheduled for May 3-6, 2014 Annual Convention's "Legacy of Excellence...Shaping the Future" business program will examine convergence of industry trends, sustainable growth, and how innovation can be used to grow mature market. Series of program components will include: Industry Trends and Growth; Our Evolving Industry: Analysis and Insight; Disruptive Innovation: Empowering Growth; and Shaping the Future: Creating growth in Mature Markets. Read More

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BSA Convention Program will host new learning-based program.

December 11, 2013

BSA is adopting learning-based program at its 2014 Annual Convention, which will take place May 3–6 in Scottsdale, AZ. "Legacy of Excellence…Shaping the Future" will examine convergence of industry trends, sustainable growth, and how innovation can be leveraged to grow mature market. Presentations will include Industry Trends and Growth, Our Evolving Industry: Analysis and Insight, Disruptive Innovation: Empowering Growth, and Shaping the Future: Creating Growth in Mature Markets. Read More

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ASTM Committee presents Thompson Award to Frank Liebmann.

December 11, 2013

Frank Liebmann, radiation thermometry engineer at Fluke Calibration in American Fork, UT, has received the R.D. Thompson Award for his work on ASTM International Committee E20 on Temperature Measurement. A member of ASTM International since 2008, Liebmann was cited for his dedication to the development of temperature measurement standards and his ongoing contributions to the committee, which include his service as chairman of Subcommittee E20.02 on Radiation Thermometry. Read More

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Patrick Plues to head BIO's state government relations.

December 11, 2013

BIO announced that Patrick Plues has been hired to serve as Senior Director of State Government Relations. Plues will lead BIO’s engagement in and support of state-level health legislative and regulatory issues while promoting responsible development of bioscience industry and understanding of policy issues critical to members. Plues previously led Cephalon's federal government affairs efforts and prior to that position, directed state and federal advocacy initiatives for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Read More

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ASTM Standards help determine impurities in PTA.

December 11, 2013

Purified terephthalic acid, commonly known as PTA, is a major raw material for polymer and plastic manufacture used in making polyester fiber, resin, and film. Four new ASTM International standards will be used to determine the presence of the impurities 4-Caraboxybenzaldehyde and p-Toluic Acid in PTA. These newly approved standards will be used to set specifications and as internal quality control tools for both users and manufacturers. Read More

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ISPE Marks 10-Year Anniversary of its FOYA program.

December 11, 2013

ISPE announced that it has made significant enhancements to its annual Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program, which focuses on recognizing innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities serving regulated healthcare industry. Specifically, enhancements are designed to celebrate tenth anniversary of this global awards program and include gala to recognize Category Winners at annual ISPE-FDA CGMP Conference as well as expanded presence for Category Winners at ISPE Annual Meeting. Read More

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Revised LIMS Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

December 10, 2013

In response to pace of change over past 6 years regarding laboratory informatics, scope of ASTM E1578, Guide for Laboratory Informatics, has been broadened to include primary tools in today's laboratory informatics area. Additional terms related to laboratory informatics are defined, and new sections, including one on lean concepts and lab informatics, have been added. Previous title of this document was Guide for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing proposed REE standard.

December 10, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK44003, Test Method for Identification and Quantification of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Rare Earth Materials (REMs) by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, is under development by Subcommittee F40.04 on REMs. According to F40 chairman Taco van der Maten, testing to this proposed standard will allow for quality statement for REEs and REMs so users know what they are buying. Standard will also provide for sustainable long-term supply of stable quality REEs. Read More