ASC announces volunteer leadership changes that will start beginning January 1, 2013. Officers will include Rusty Thompson as Chair, Andy Johnston as Treasurer, Glenn Frommer as Past Chair, and Matt Croson as President. New Executive Committee member for 2013 will be Traci Jensen. In addition, new board members will include: Gerhard Haas, Traci Jensen, Chris Stevens, John Meccia, John McLaughlin, Steve Meenan, and Lex Reynolds. Read More
In paper, Protective Roles of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Ultrasonication-Induced DNA Base Damage, NIST researchers provide evidence that nanotubes may protect DNA molecules in laboratory. Fragments of DNA were tested in presence or absence of carbon nanotubes. Research is part of work to help characterize potential risks of nanomaterials, and develop methods for identifying and measuring them. More studies are needed to see if same protective effect occurs in vivo. Read More
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) held its 2012 Fall Conference, focused on "Promoting Plumbing as a Profession" and strengthening partnerships surrounding industry, in Washington, D.C. from October 7–10. According to PMI Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens, conference "aimed to set a tone for moving forward." PMI and its members used this conference to layout framework for strengthening partnerships in industry, with consideration for all sectors. Read More
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) awarded about 4,375 km of roads in first 9 months of 2012, which can be compared against 4,553 km during 2011, 3,338 km during 2010, and 643 km in 2009. Q3 of 2012 saw ~1,898 km of projects awarded. Projects for road construction sector were awarded under public-private partnership programs, and Indian construction industry is surging via flow of funds and EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contracts in 2012. Read More
Craig Selover received President's Award at Plumbing Manufacturers International's (PMI) Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., which was held October 7–10, 2012. Given in recognition of lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to plumbing industry, President's Award was established in 2009 by then PMI President Walt Strader. Selover, Masco Corporation's director of plumbing products technology, has been PMI member for 30+ years and served as president of organization in 1990. Read More
PACK EXPO International 2012 took place in Chicago, IL from October 28–31 and covered more than 1.1 million net square feet, up 6% from 2010. Packaging and processing trade show also saw 1,965 exhibiting companies, 45,338 attendees, and 6,749 international attendees which were respectively up 7%, 3%, and over 53% from 2010 levels. This momentum continues, with exhibitors already planning their presence at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (September 23–25, 2013).
Revised to ensure conformance with GAMP® 5 concepts and terminology as well as recent regulatory and industry developments, ISPE GAMP® Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach to GxP Compliant Laboratory Computerized Systems (Second Edition) contains steps that those involved in managing laboratory computerized system acquisition, implementation, and operations can use to verify that those systems are fit for their intended use. Read More
While scheduled to take place in Louisville, KY from October 1–3, International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2013 has already sold over 1 million net square feet of exhibit space. Biannual event was ranked number 3 among all trade shows in North America for 2011 in annual Gold 100 ranking of exhibit space size by Trade Show Executive magazine. Hands-on demonstrations let attendees test-drive underground, at-ground, and aerial equipment in job-like conditions. Read More