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ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel announces new co-chairs.

October 3, 2012

Shaun Clancy, Ph.D. and Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Ph.D. have agreed to serve as co-chairs of Nanotechnology Standards Panel. Dr. Clancy is director of product regulatory services for Evonik Degussa Corporation, and is chair of American Chemistry Council’s Health, Product, and Science Policy Committee. Dr. Jillavenkatesa is senior standards policy advisor for NIST, and serves as executive secretary of Subcommittee on Standards within National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology. Read More

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ANSI Welcomed 11 New Members in September 2012.

October 3, 2012

In September of 2012, ANSI welcomed CDL Research and Development Group, Flextronics, Florida Hospital, Georgetown University, ICV Certifications, Lifecore Biomedical, Main Street Checks Inc., Spokane Teachers Credit Union, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Shield Manufacturing Inc., and Teradata as new members. ANSI's president and CEO commented that membership fosters relationship building and influence over business-related standardization and conformity assessment decisions. Read More

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BIO Praises Introduction of research incentives act.

October 3, 2012

BIO applauds Sens. Robert Menendez and Olympia Snowe and Reps. Jim Gerlach and Richard Neal for introducing High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act. Under said proposal, biotech companies would be able to enter into joint ventures with investors, who could utilize losses and tax credits of R/D project. In comment, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said "This legislation will help spur greater private investment in biotech and other RD intensive industries." Read More

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IFBEC releases first annual Public Accountability Report.

October 3, 2012

International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) released their first Public Accountability Report, which provides IFBEC members and stakeholders with data on IFBEC member compliance with Global Principles and best practices that align with Global Principles. Report gives analysis of management and leadership structure of ethics and anti-corruption programs of IFBEC member companies, as well as implementation of policies and integrity programs in member companies. Read More

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BIO/PhRMA Say PDUFA V sets new course for regulatory science.

October 3, 2012

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John J. Castellani, along with BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, released joint statement on implementation of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V). In said statement, the action was called a significant step towards reliable, science-driven regulatory environment which fosters innovation, promotes economic competitiveness, and helps maintain high patient confidence in integrity of medicines. Read More

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Manufacturers call for bold agenda in November election.

October 3, 2012

In newly released video, NAM is reminding Americans of manufacturing’s legacy in the United States and the need for manufacturers’ voices to be heard on Election Day. Video begins by highlighting the stark reality that policies coming out of Washington are hurting nation’s economy, but pivots to the potential manufacturers have to enhance nation’s competitiveness and make it the most dynamic economy in the world. Read More

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PACK EXPO International to inspire baking/snack manufacturers.

October 3, 2012

To help brand owners capitalize on world population growth shifting towards emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific region, increase output, and gain competitive advantage, PACK EXPO International 2012 will provide opportunity to connect with innovation and expand market knowledge. Show will take place October 28–31 in Chicago, IL and feature Baking-Snack Break lounge; Conference at PACK EXPO; PACK EXPO Lecture Series; Brand Zone, with Showcase of Packaging Innovations™; and Processing Zone. Read More

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NREL Scientists Produce Ethylene via photosynthesis.

October 2, 2012

NREL scientists demonstrated improved way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene that could change how materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made and help clean the air. Published in Energy Environmental Science, research results were based on introduction of gene into cyanobacterium. Organism remained stable through at least 4 generations, producing 170 mg of ethylene per liter per day. Process does not release CO2 into atmosphere and actually recycles CO2. Read More