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Washington Governor to deliver keynote at BIO Convention in China.

October 16, 2013

As announced by BIO, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will deliver keynote address on November 12 at third annual BIO® Convention in China (November 11–13, 2013). Beijing-based event, bringing together biotechnology executives, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms, will foster exploration of business opportunities within China’s emerging biotech sector. BIO's Joseph Damond called Governor Inslee "tireless in his efforts" and called his perspective "invaluable." Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting increases attendance by 14%.

October 15, 2013

TRFA began its second decade with 14% jump in meeting attendance, breaking previous attendance record for 2012's 10th Anniversary event. Meeting featured keynote address by Dr. Dean Webster on "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables," as well as presentation of 11 technical papers focused on latest products and advanced techniques. Another highlight included presentation by Qi An, winner of TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Read More

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International CES to highlight Ultra HD technology.

October 15, 2013

Next generation of television will take center stage at 2014 International CES®, where the latest advancements in Ultra High-Definition technology will be showcased via exhibits and new conference programming. Ultra HD is the next generation of display technology for the home and delivers four times the resolution of HDTVs, with more than 8 million pixels of resolution. Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Sharp, and Hisense will be showcasing this technology. Read More

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Eureka Park TechZone to feature more than 200 exhibits.

October 15, 2013

Now in its third year, Eureka Park TechZone will span more than 2,000 square meters and showcase more than 200 exhibitors at the 2014 International CES®. In partnership with UP Global, National Science Foundation, General Electric Company, and AT&T, Eureka Park is a dedicated area showcasing budding startups and entrepreneurs. New for 2014, Academia Tech TechZone will be floored within Eureka Park, and will focus on unique technologies coming from colleges and universities. Read More

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SPE names finalists of Automotive Innovation Awards.

October 15, 2013

SPE's Automotive Division announced finalists for its 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, the largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries. Nominations were first subjected to pre-qualification review, and then were presented before panel of industry experts. Some finalist innovations include semi-convertible sunroof system, window glazing system, all-olefinic liftgate, decklid trim with self-locking feature, and high-heat turbo EGR sleeve. Read More

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Veto by Governor Brown incurs BIO's disappointment.

October 15, 2013

BIO was disappointed to learn that CA Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation, Senate Bill 598, designed to address regulatory issues related to interchangeability of biological medicines. Vetoed bill aligned with all 5 BIO principles on biologic substitution, properly preserved patient access to accurate prescription information, maintained incentives for innovation, and promoted competitive market for biologic therapies. Also, bill included full transparency in substitution process. Read More

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IPC Examines On-Shoring and its impact on North America.

October 14, 2013

In its 2013 update to On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America, IPC confirms that companies have continued to locate new operations in North America and are returning some existing operations to region. This study also finds more on-shoring is planned for coming year. Furthermore, 14% of those surveyed indicated they were planning to bring existing operations back or build new operations in North America from mid-2013 through end of 2014. Read More

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption rises 1.3% in August 2013.

October 14, 2013

According to U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT, August 2013 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $161.7 million as reported by companies participating in Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration — up 1.3% from July but down 13.2% from August 2012. Year-to-date shipments are $1.33 billion, which is down 7.9% from same period in 2012. USCTI president Dave Povich pointed out modest growth in 2013 that purchasing manager surveys point to uptick heading towards 2014. Read More