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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

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FAA establishes new Center of Excellence for general aviation.

October 2, 2012

The FAA has selected team of universities to lead new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation. Selected group is called the FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS). Research and development efforts will cover broad spectrum of safety issues, including airport technology, propulsion and structures, airworthiness, flight safety, fire safety, human factors, system safety management, and weather. Read More

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NTSB to offer training courses in October and November.

October 2, 2012

NTSB is offering courses in disaster response, post-accident communications, and accident investigation at its training center just outside Washington. Courses will include Transportation Disaster Response - Family Assistance; Transportation Disaster Response - Emergency Responders; Aircraft Accident Investigation Orientation; Managing Communications Following An Aircraft Accident or Incident; Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators; and Investigating Human Fatigue Factors. Read More

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Funding for Community Colleges enhances manufacturing education.

October 2, 2012

Over $175 million in funding, announced by U.S. Department of Labor, will enable community colleges to grow and enhance their manufacturing education and training programs. Part of $500 million 2012 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program awards, this funding will enable students to earn skills needed to advance in manufacturing jobs as well as help schools build quality, relevant manufacturing programs. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 Panel to examine manufacturing techniques.

October 2, 2012

TITANIUM 2012 will include Aerospace Materials and Processes speaker panel, which will examine titanium manufacturing techniques and alloy selection, both of which are critical for aerospace applications. Titanium Metals Corp. will sponsor panel, which will be moderated by Dr. Yoji Kosaka, senior manager, U.S. research, at TIMET's Henderson Technical Laboratory. Speakers will include representatives from Boeing, Dassault Aviation of France, Rolls Royce, Honeywell Aerospace, and Northrop Grumman. Read More