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FDA Official to Present Plenary at aseptic education intensive.

March 1, 2013

Rick Friedman, Associate Director, OMPQ, US FDA, will serve as plenary speaker at ISPE's 2-day education intensive on aseptic processes for pharmaceutical industry that will take place March 4–5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. According to ISPE President and CEO Nancy Berg, "bringing together top industry experts and high-level regulators like Mr. Friedman...will facilitate collaboration and sharing of best practices...essential to the production of a safe global drug supply." Read More

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EPA calls for Green Chemistry Challenge Award nominations.

March 1, 2013

EPA announced nominations for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies and institutions that can design chemicals or new products that help protect public health and the environment. Nominations for innovative technologies that feature design of greener chemicals, greener chemical synthesis, or greener chemical reactions are due by April 30. EPA is particularly interested in approaches or technologies that reduce or eliminate need for brominated flame retardant chemicals. Read More

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Committee approves last standard in military sampling series.

March 1, 2013

ASTM International Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics has approved the last in a series of ASTM standards that preserve military sampling standards that were originally under jurisdiction of U.S. DOD. ASTM E2910, Guide for Preferred Methods for Acceptance of Product, preserves MIL-STD-1916 in its original form. Purpose of standard is to encourage producers supplying goods and services to submit efficient and effective process control procedures in place of prescribed sampling requirements. Read More

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Industry Leaders set to gather for NFPA Annual Conference.

March 1, 2013

On March 6-8, industry leaders from across fluid power supply chain will meet for NFPA 2013 Annual Conference, which is regarded as one of the best opportunities for decision-makers to come together for education and networking. With theme of "Succeeding in an Increasingly Competitive Environment," members will hear from expert speakers on effective leadership, employee retention and empowerment, and productive channel partnerships, as well as macroeconomic factors that will affect business. Read More

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MCA Announces Members of 2013 Board of Directors.

March 1, 2013

Motion Control Association (MCA) announced its 2013 Board of Directors on February 21 during MCA Business Conference in Orlando, FL. John Hegel was named Chairman of the Board, and Bill Steury will serve as Vice-Chairman of MCA. Hegel, Steury, and Allai are joined on board by director Ray Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Kollmorgen. Other 2013 MCA Board members include Kyle Ahlfinger, Matt French, Dan Jones, Kevin McNicholas, John Payne, Ken Sweet, and Victor Swint. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices see increase in January 2013.

March 1, 2013

National construction material prices increased 0.7% in January, with year-over-year prices rising 1.3%, while nonresidential construction materials prices were up 0.6% for month and 0.8% during last 12 months. According to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, this data "indicates that ABC’s prediction of increased volatility in 2013 after a period of unusually stable prices in 2012 is proving to be correct." Basu also predicted continued volatility for materials prices in 2013. Read More

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ASC Members Report shows progress on delivering value.

March 1, 2013

ASC 2013 Member Value Survey illustrates progress made in delivering value across programs and services. Benchmarked against 2010 survey, 5 of 6 categories show significant growth; networking remains at top despite dropping 3.3%. Other questions addressed effectiveness in providing education programs, disseminating useful information, facilitating/advancing science and technology, offering business development opportunities, and representing industry in government. Read More

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LIA Will be at Booth 1638 for AORN 2013.

March 1, 2013

Laser Institute of America (LIA), professional society for laser applications and safety, will be at Booth 1638 at AORN 2013 (March 2–7 in San Diego, CA). LIA Team will be available in exhibit hall with copies of revised ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care standard and will also be offering discounted registration opportunities for Medical Laser Safety Officer Training – Online. Visitors can also check out LIA's interactive training tool for medical laser users, Focal Points. Read More