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BIO unveils preliminary program for BIO Convention in China.

August 10, 2012

During 2012 BIO Convention in China, Oct 24-25, executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms in North America, Europe, and Asia will meet to explore business opportunities with China's emerging biotech sector. Preliminary program topics include globalization of Chinese companies; innovation in generics and biosimilars; comparative legal systems in U.S., Europe, and China; R/D trends in China; trends in cancer research; and regulatory review in China. Read More

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AMCA approves revisions to air control device rating manual.

August 10, 2012

AMCA board of directors and membership have approved revisions to AMCA Publication 511-10 (Rev. 8/12) Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Air Control Devices. Revisions add testing, calculation, and rating requirements for transverse connectors and dust access doors, and also address the way air leakage for dampers is rated. This manual should be used in conjunction with current edition of AMCA Publication 11-03 (R2008) (Rev. 7/11). Read More

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AMCA International Revises fan air performance rating manual.

August 10, 2012

June 2012 revision of AMCA's publication 211-05 adds language to Section 10.1.2.4 for making adjustments to fan performance when determining check test failures. Purpose of AMCA's Certified Ratings Program (CRP) provides buyer, user, and specifier assurance that manufacturer-published performance ratings of air system components are reliable and accurate. Also, CRP provides information on how product was tested, what appurtenances were included, and other pertinent information. Read More

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IPC Standard addresses solder paste printing.

August 10, 2012

Developed by Task Group Nordic, IPC's volunteer standards development group in Scandinavia, IPC-7527, Requirements for Solder Paste Printing, will help companies assess and improve their solder paste printing processes. Standard covers many aspects of solder paste application, from initial placement on board through production and testing. To equipment operators, standard serves as reference guide with more than 50 photos packed into 15 pages. Read More

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EPA and USDA Develop microbial risk assessment guidance.

August 10, 2012

EPA and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Guideline, which lays out approach to conducting meaningful assessments of risks to Americans posed by pathogens in food and water. Guideline's goal is to improve quality of data collected by public health scientists regarding such risks. Overarching microbial risk assessment guideline fills gap for comprehensive, specific, and descriptive information for developing assessments. Read More

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TRFA to Offer Epoxy Short Course preceding 2012 Annual Meeting.

August 9, 2012

TRFA will offer Epoxy 101 Short Course as prelude to its Annual Meeting, which will take place October 29-30 in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for October 28 from 8:30 am to 5:45, course will present introduction and advanced concepts in formulation, application, and end-uses of thermoset resin technologies. Specifically, Epoxy 101 includes materials overview on advantages and common use of epoxy resins and hardener types as well as application presentations by each TRFA Market-Focused Committee. Read More

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BIO Pacific Rim Summit to address future of advanced biofuels.

August 9, 2012

BIO announced more than 100 speakers covering latest in industrial biotechnology at 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, October 10-12. Plenary sessions will include: The Synthetic Biology Pathway to Innovation in Fuels and Chemicals; Flying green: Why Airlines See a Bright Future in Biofuels; Overcoming Regional Biomass Feedstock Supply Challenges with Public Policy and Science; and Biotechnology and Renewable Chemicals: The Future is Now. Read More

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NFPA Foundation acknowledges 3 new Legacy Builders.

August 9, 2012

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation acknowledges 3 companies that have reached Legacy Builder giving level: Bimba Manufacturing of Monee, IL; Caterpillar Inc. of Joliet, IL; and Parker Hannifin Corp. of Cleveland, OH. By reaching Legacy Builder level-$25,000 in cumulative donations to the Foundation-they can use "Legacy Builder" logo on their company letterhead and web sites. They will also be recognized at 2013 NFPA Annual Conference with plaque commemorating their achievements. Read More