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Representative Conyers honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 24, 2015

According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) understands the value of Michigan's life science industry, not just on an economic scale, but through the benefit it delivers to patients facing devastating diseases. BIO applauds his commitment in leading the charge to protect patent owners from dangerous patent litigation reform and for continuing to be a champion of intellectual property policies that incentivize innovation. Read More

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Senator Toomey honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 24, 2015

According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) has distinguished himself as a champion of America's biotechnology industry. BIO particularly appreciates his sponsorship of the Start-up Jobs & Innovation Act and co-sponsorship of the COMPETE Act. Through his important work on the Banking Committee, he has been a champion of legislation important to the biotech industry, such as the JOBS Act, which has created an environment in which biotechnology industry can thrive. Read More

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Representative Lance honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 23, 2015

BIO announced its selection of Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) as Legislator of the Year for 2015. In addition to calling Lance "a champion of America's biotechnology industry," BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood noted Lance's leadership on such critically important issues as Medicare Parts B and D as well as introducing FDA Safety Over Sequestration Act. Latter protects privately-paid user fees paid to the FDA from any future sequestration. Read More

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BIO Honors Senator Coons as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 23, 2015

BIO selected Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) as Legislator of the Year for 2015. Calling Coons "a steadfast champion" concerning important industry matters, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood offered thanks for introducing STRONG Patents Act of 2015, "championing legislation" of benefit to renewable energy investors, as well as continuing support for 12 years of data exclusivity in international trade talks.

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AIM Honors Percival and Williams at RFID partnership breakfast.

April 23, 2015

During 2015 RFID Leadership Breakfast hosted by AIM in conjunction with RFID Journal LIVE! event, AIM announced recipients of 2 awards as part of its annual AIM Industry Awards for 2015. Don Percival Award was presented to Rick Lewis of Delta Air Lines for outstanding contributions to application of AIDC technologies in user community. Ted Williams Award, given to Peter Hawrylak of University of Tulsa, honors collaborative effort to further growth of AIDC industry in academia. Read More

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SME Continues Commitment to Students with Bright Minds at EASTEC.

April 23, 2015

As announced by SME, its Bright MindsSM student program will return to EASTEC 2015 New England manufacturing exposition. Bright Minds, according to SME's Dolores Nixon, represents "a chance to stimulate technical interests in young people" by eliminating stereotypes concerning manufacturing- and STEM-related careers. Mastercam and Stratasys have signed on as program partners for entire 2015 Bright Minds program, which also aims to bridge gap between education and industry.
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SME seeks speakers to share manufacturing knowledge.

April 23, 2015

SME is seeking speakers for its industry-focused and technology-driven events held throughout North America that cover topics such as additive manufacturing/3D printing, composites, robotics, and lightweighting. Qualified speakers should have a good understanding of advanced manufacturing and a familiarity with specific technologies and/or processes used in variety of industries. They should be able to share their non-commercial best practices, case studies, and innovations in manufacturing. Read More

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AMCA and CETIAT sign independent accredited lab agreement.

April 23, 2015

AMCA International and Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques announced joint signing of an independent accredited laboratory agreement. Effective immediately, CETIAT can perform precertification tests, check tests, and challenge tests per the AMCA Certified Ratings Program as an AMCA independent accredited laboratory. Designation will allow European companies to test their products more expeditiously and cost effectively by eliminating need to ship products to the U.S. Read More

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Photonics Conference to feature special industry forum.

April 23, 2015

Sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society, 2015 International Group IV Photonics Conference presents original research on Silicon Photonic Applications and Systems; Novel Materials and Nanophotonics; and Photonic Devices. Attendees can share insights about current and future developments in silicon photonics, along with other Group IV element-based photonic materials and devices, including integration and fabrication technologies. Special forum will consist of 10 presentations from industry experts. Read More

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EPA Seeks Comments on draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda framework.

April 23, 2015

EPA is asking for public comment on draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) framework. This overarching strategic plan for environmental justice seeks advancement through EPA programs, policies, and activities while retaining support for cross-agency strategy on making visible difference in environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically-distressed communities. Stakeholders and general public can review this framework and submit comments through June 15, 2015. Read More

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Annual EPA U.S. GHG Inventory shows slight increase from 2012.

April 23, 2015

U.S. EPA released its 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which shows 2% increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels and 9% drop since 2005. By sector and magnitude, largest contributors to total U.S. GHG pollution were power plants (31%), transportation sector (27%), and industry and manufacturing (21%). Increase was due to greater energy consumption across all sectors in U.S. economy and greater use of coal for electricity generation. Read More

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NFPA and CCEFP seeking presentations for FPIRC 2015.

April 23, 2015

NFPA and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power invite industry and academic researchers to submit extended abstract of their work for consideration as a presentation at 2015 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference. Presentations should address fundamental or applied research or innovative development in fluid power or closely related fields. Scheduled for Oct 14–16, FPIRC will include technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions. Read More

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ASABE to establish framework for sustainable agriculture.

April 23, 2015

ASABE is developing a new standard to establish a framework for developing programs that chart progress toward sustainable agricultural production. Designated X629, Framework to Evaluate the Sustainability of Agricultural Production Systems, will include provisions for defining and benchmarking key performance indicators, setting goals, implementing strategies for continuous improvement, and reporting improvements. It will apply to all types of farming operations found in North America. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard will help predict unwanted boiler deposits.

April 22, 2015

Proposed standard WK48796, Practice for Determination of Water-Soluble Alkali Content in Coal, will help predict deposits caused by combustion gases in boilers of coal fired power plants. Interested parties, particularly coal chemists, are invited to join development of said standard, which is in development by Subcommittee D05.21 on Methods of Analysis. Those benefiting from this standard will include producers, labs, utilities, and auditors/accreditation bodies. Read More

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Revised ASTM Fuel-Container Standard was adopted by U.S. CPSC.

April 22, 2015

Used to help protect children from gasoline burns, 2015 revision of ASTM International standard F2517, Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use, has been included in final rule by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to ASTM's Phil Monckton, 2015 revision stipulates compliance for all accessories, spouts, closures, and other components that can be sold and used on portable fuel container. Read More

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AIM Honors CDO Technologies for RFID innovation.

April 22, 2015

CDO Technologies, developer of CDO RoadTag, has been selected as winner of 2015 RFID Case Study Competition. Given annually by AIM, this award recognizes those who have developed and delivered solutions that contribute to growth and advancement of RFID. CDO RoadTags, once installed, enable engineers and auditors to retrieve data using RFID readers from tags to get instant access to construction data. AIM's Mary Lou Bosco commented on potential increases in safety and cost savings. Read More

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NTSB Courses will take place from June to September 2015.

April 22, 2015

With material presented in seminar and workshop format, Survival Factors in Aviation Accidents (June 2–5) will cover aircraft occupant survivability issues. NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation (June 15–19) will provide overview of procedures and methods used and skills required with all aspects of helicopter accident investigation. NTSB Investigations: What Legal Professionals Need to Know will take place July 16–17, and Aircraft Accident Investigation will be held September 14–25. Read More

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to speak at BIO World Congress.

April 22, 2015

BIO announced that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will deliver remarks during opening plenary session at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Monday, July 20, 2015. Plenary session that Gov. Brandstad will address, State and Regional Approaches to Developing the Biobased Economy, includes panel of global government representatives who will discuss current industry trends in their regions, and policies driving accomplishments or stalling growth in this sector. Read More

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Optical Interconnects Conference aims to foster realized concepts.

April 21, 2015

Taking place in San Diego, CA from April 20–22, Optical Interconnects Conference 2015 seeks to facilitate collaboration required to drive new interconnect architectures and technologies from concepts in research labs to commercial realities. Conference will cover high-performance interconnect challenges in network systems, architectures, applications, subsystems, and devices. Additionally, this event will feature high-caliber talks as well as refereed oral and poster papers. Read More

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AIM Announces Recipients of 2015 AIM Industry Awards.

April 21, 2015

AIM announced recipients of 2015 AIM Industry Awards during ceremony at AIM Summit 2015, which took place in San Diego, CA. Richard Dilling Award was been claimed by Matt Schler, General Manager – Retail Fixed Scanning at Datalogic. Dick Meyers, Chairman Emeritus of AIDC 100, received Allan Gilligan Award, while John Burnell, Founder of Burnell Reports, was awarded Bert Moore Excellence in Journalism Award. Read More