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International Standards Projects reflect continued growth.

April 26, 2013

According to ASABE's Scott Cedarquist work on international standards for solid biofuels continues to expand, spurred on by needs of expanding industry. Technical Committee 238 (TC238), organized in 2007 by ISO to develop standards for solid biofuels, saw increased international participation at recent meeting, at which existing regional QA protocols were deemed adequate and group discussed new projects for thermally treated solid biofuels and safe handling of pelletized biofuels. Read More

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NREL Names New Executives to lead select research centers.

April 26, 2013

NREL made 3 key hires to lead research centers: 9-year NREL veteran Tom Foust as National Bioenergy Center Director, David Post as Center Director for Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), and Rich Greene as Biosciences Center Director. While Post comes to NREL with almost 40 years of experience in nuclear and chemical facilities engineering, design, construction, startup, operation, and maintenance, Greene joins NREL after 30 years of service to federal government. Read More

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Worldview Report, Innovation Scorecard released at BIO convention.

April 26, 2013

BIO has issued annual Scientific American Worldview Report and Bio-Innovation Scorecard. On April 24, Scientific American Worldview Super Session will take place during 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL. Moderated by Fareed Zakaria, Convention Super Session provides discussion forum for industry leaders on global state of biotech hubs and innovation around the globe. This edition of Scientific American Worldview will explore ongoing challenges and opportunities in biopharmaceutical industry, including looming innovation cliff potential. Read More

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IEC Standards Have History in mobile phone development.

April 25, 2013

IEC has been involved in standardization work related to phones and mobile devices, helping bridge gaps between technologies and advance work in mobile device innovation. Examples include IEC 62047-5 Ed. 1.0 b:2011, Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 5: RF MEMS switches, and IEC 60118-13 Ed. 3.0 b:2011, Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Standards include requirements overseeing use of hearing aids with mobile phones. Read More

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IPC Capitol Hill Day educates policy makers on industry concerns.

April 25, 2013

During IPC Capitol Hill Day 2013 (June 19–20, Washington, DC), IPC members will be able to join fellow manufacturers on Capitol Hill to educate policy makers on IPC's mission, advocate need for pro-manufacturing initiatives, and discuss concerns regarding legislation, policies, and regulations. As IPC's John Hasselmann noted, Capitol Hill Day provides "face-to-face time with members of Congress and the Administration to advocate for our industry’s priority issues." Read More

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BIO Announces New Chair and Officers as well as Board members.

April 25, 2013

BIO announced election of GlycoMimetics President and CEO Rachel King as Board of Directors Chair for 2013–2014 term and Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO David Pyott as Board Secretary. Also, BIO announced re-election of Fenway Pharmaceuticals Chairman and CEO Mark Skaletsky as Board Treasurer as well as election of 19 Directors to serve on BIO's Board Executive Committee. Furthermore, BIO welcomed election of 8 new members to its Board of Directors. Read More

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Rocket Contest Students return for White House Science Fair.

April 25, 2013

Students participating in Team America Rocketry Challenge displayed their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair for third time since 2010. Students from Memphis, TN and San Antonio, TX represented more than 55,000 students pursuing STEM education who have taken part in world’s largest rocket competition over past 11 years. Nationally-recognized contest is sponsored by AIA, National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry partners. Read More

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BIO announces dates for 2013 BIO Convention in China.

April 25, 2013

BIO and China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange announced that the 2013 BIO Convention in China will be held Nov 11–13. Leaders from global biopharma industry will gather to develop strategic collaborations, establish distribution networks, find service providers, and create cross-border alliances with companies from U.S., Europe, and Asia. Now in its third year, BIO Convention in China attracts more than 1,000 executives from 400 companies representing over 36 countries. Read More