BIO thanked Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), and other original co-sponsors for introducing the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production tax credits currently available for other renewable energy producers. Legislation will reduce taxes for U.S. producers of renewable chemicals, helping them to commercialize homegrown technology and build new biorefineries in the U.S. Read More
In addition to Spanish and English, AEM offers Chinese and Portuguese editions of its Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel best practices bulletin. Publication advances global understanding of proper remote refueling practices using ULSD. Bulletin is available in pre-printed, tri-fold format for customer handouts as well as free PDFs in tri-fold and 2-column formats for laser printer quality copies. Read More
CSA Group formed strategic alliance with Australian Gas Association (AGA), with centerpiece being registration of CSA Group's Guangzhou laboratory facility as Authorized AGA Testing Laboratory. AGA certification provides free market access throughout all Australian states and territories and New Zealand. Manufacturers in southern China wishing to export to Australian and New Zealand markets can now gain AGA Certification based on testing carried out locally at CSA's Guangzhou laboratory. Read More
WESTEC 2013, taking place in Los Angeles, CA from October 15–17, will feature series of additive manufacturing resources for manufacturers, including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, Additive Panel Discussion, and Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program. Resource Center will serve as convening location for new technologies and information, while Additive Panel Discussion will address questions surrounding the future of the technology. Read More
BIO announced initial list of presenting companies for 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Focusing on early and mid-stage private as well as emerging public companies poised for growth in 2014, this event will take place October 8–9, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. There will be 45 private and 32 public companies presenting. Additionally, Discovery Track will feature presentations from 30 companies. Read More
Fritz Bittenbender, Senior VP, External Affairs, BIO, testified in Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Health Committee hearing, in support of HB 746 – legislation that properly preserves patient and physician access to accurate prescription information, while promoting competitive market for complex biologic medicines. Bill gives pharmacists ability to substitute lower cost interchangeable biologic medicines while ensuring that patients and physicians have been notified of switch in medication. Read More
TRFA has announced that Qi An of the University of Delaware is the winner of the 4th Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award for paper titled “Epoxy-Based Carbon Nanotube/Fiber Hybrid Composites: Nanoscale Hybridization via Electrophoresis.” Because competition was especially close, TRFA is awarding second place prize to Zhan H. Yang, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, for “Enhancing Mechanical Performance by Heterogeneity-Promoting Staged Fabrications.” Read More
Metal Powder Industries Federation announced inaugural conference on Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM) will take place May 18–20, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Comprising 6 technical sessions with 3 presentations in each, conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) – process of making 3D solid object by adding successive layers of material rather than removing material by such conventional methods as cutting or drilling – with powder metallurgy.