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BIO supports joint research efforts for neglected diseases.

January 22, 2010

BIO applauds joint efforts of BIO members GlaxoSmithKline and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to encourage research to accelerate medical therapies for neglected diseases, and selection of BIO Ventures for Global Health as administrator of Intellectual Property Pool. According to BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, BIO strongly endorses IP Pool as a promising tool to foster more collaboration between industry, non-profit organizations, and researchers in developing new therapies. Read More

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PMMI promotes two new vice presidents.

January 22, 2010

Katie Bergmann was promoted to vice president of administration, while Maria Ferrante has moved up from senior director of training and development to vice president of education and workforce development. In her new position, Bergmann oversees and coordinates administrative duties for PMMI's Arlington, Va., headquarters and manages all human resource functions. Ferrante will focus on PMMI's Certified Trainer program and PMMI U's new online learning options. Read More

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ASTM CD-ROM covers respiratory equipment standards.

January 22, 2010

"Respiratory Equipment Standards from ASTM Committee F29," available from ASTM International, contains 20 ISO/IEC standards that ASTM Committee F29 on Anesthetic and Respiratory Equipment has adopted as American National Standards. CD-ROM features standards specifically related to respiratory equipment, covering tracheal and tracheostomy tubes, lung ventilators, gas mixers for medical use, and medical gas pipeline systems. Read More

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MHEDA releases Q1 2010 issue of industry journal online

January 22, 2010

Now accessible online, 10 Issue of The MHEDA Journal offers series of Top 10 lists, including those for top 10 values of membership in MHEDA, how association has changed in last 10 yr, trends for next 10 yr, and more. It also features association's annual industry forecast, complete with commentary, charts, and graphs. Introduction to 2010 President Greg Morrison and rest of MHEDA board, discussion on forklift emissions, and preview of annual convention are also highlighted. Read More

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GAWDA releases December edition of online magazine.

January 22, 2010

December issue of GAWDA Edge, available on GAWDA's website, features article titled, "Tips for Tackling the New Year," which gives gases and welding professionals valuable tips for making most of next 12 months. Article is intended to prepare professionals for economic recovery in 2010 and provides 5 tips to help them take advantage of opportunities. Magazine is online resource for young professionals in gases and welding industries. Read More

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Revere Security becomes member of AIM.

January 22, 2010

Revere Security, creator of Hummingbird cryptographic algorithm, will join other leading companies who are committed to growth of automatic identification and mobility solutions through standards development, advocacy, and support of global channel network. "...Their participation in AIM is a strong indication of its support of our technologies to ultimately help companies in multiple industries become more competitive, while saving time and money," said Clive Hohberger, AIM Board Chairman. Read More

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SAE partners with SupplierBusiness for market research reports.

January 22, 2010

Effective Jan 1, SupplierBusiness e-format reports are available through SAE's website. The 56 initial offerings of SupplierBusiness reports are available in categories of Commercial Vehicle Reports that forecast trends for truck OEMs and suppliers; Regional Supplier Reports; Sectoral Reports that cover markets for specific vehicle systems; Strategic Studies that provide information on production logistics, subassemblies/modules, and technology drivers; and Supplying OEM Reports. Read More

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ANSI-Authored Article addresses Chinese standards approach.

January 22, 2010

China's approach to standards and conformance was detailed in "Standards in China: Behind the Headlines," an article published in China Business Review. Author Elise Owen, director of international development at ANSI, outlines differences between U.S. and Chinese standards activities and provides tips for U.S. companies dealing with standardization issues in China. Article explores root causes behind issues and provides practical guidance on how to address and avoid them. Read More

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Polyolefins Technology Advances discussed at SPE conference.

January 22, 2010

At SPE International Polyolefins Conference, held in Houston, TX on February 22-24, Dr. Jinliang Qiao will discuss programs as well as resultant technology advances from China's SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry's polyolefin catalyst, process, additive, and product developments. Other sessions will include advances in catalyst technology, process developments, additives and polymer modification technologies, and emerging characterization methodologies. Read More

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Job Applicant Evaluation Tool focuses on metalworking industry.

January 21, 2010

PMA Educational Foundation announced validated assessment used to evaluate employment applicants who have no experience in metalworking. Modular in design, this 60-item, multiple-choice Occupational Aptitude and Knowledge Assessment covers mechanical/spatial aptitudes, mathematical reasoning/measurement, communications/information, as well as industry understanding and behaviors. It predicts potential to learn job as well as ability to function in precision manufacturing environment. Read More

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ASHRAE publishes update to Principles of HVAC.

January 21, 2010

Designed to double as reference manual, Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning contains current ASHRAE procedures and definitive treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation. Significant changes in new edition include values for climatic design conditions, values of thermal conductivity and resistance for common building and insulating materials, and revised chapter on residential heating and cooling load calculations. Read More

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Annual Reports for ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs due Jan 31, 2010.

January 21, 2010

ANSI Procedures and Standards Administration department would like to remind Administrators of ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO that 2009 Annual Reports are due by end of January. Reports shall include information on meetings, actions taken, and work program; current TAG membership list; list of any problems encountered during past year; express certification by U.S. TAG administrator; and results of any self-audit. Read More

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ASTM Publication covers materials in oxygen-enriched environments.

January 21, 2010

Available from ASTM International, 12th Volume of STP 1522, "Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Environments," contains 28 peer-reviewed papers on topics of ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis and safety, and aerospace and industry oxygen applications. Publication is available in both print and as electronic book. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover underwater sound, chemical dispensing.

January 21, 2010

ANSI/ASA S12.64-2009/Part 1, Quantities and Procedures for Description and Measurement of Underwater Sound from Ships - Part 1: General Requirements, describes general measurement systems, procedures, and methodologies used for measuring underwater sound pressure levels from ships at prescribed operating condition from distance of 1 m. ANSI/ASSE 1055-2009, Performance Requirements for Chemical Dispensing Systems, addresses safe and adequate performance of chemical dispensing systems. Read More

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ASTM International releases 2nd edition of Manual 18.

January 21, 2010

Manual 18, Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention, 2nd edition, contains 28 chapters that focus on major issues involved in moisture resistive construction. Written by Heinz R. Trechsel and Mark Bomberg, it has 4 sections covering fundamentals, applications, construction principles/recommendations, and implementation, and also adds 3 chapters. Companion CD includes 100 ASTM standards referenced or discussed in publication. Read More

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ASTM Publication addresses pesticide formulations.

January 21, 2010

STP 1520, "Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: 29th Volume, Application of Formulation and Adjuvant Technology," provides latest advances in crop protection technologies and latest updates on regulatory issues related to use of pesticides and drift reduction technology. Available in print and as electronic book, publication includes 13 peer-reviewed papers divided into 3 sections: Adjuvant Technology, Formulation Technology, and Drift Reduction Technology. Read More

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Metalforming Economic Report indicates rising optimism.

January 21, 2010

As economic indicator for manufacturing, January 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report expressed optimism of sampled U.S./Canadian metalforming companies. Economic activity improvements were expected by 45% of participants, while 45% predict no change, and 10% expect activity to decline. Also, companies anticipated uptick in incoming orders during next 3 months, while number of metalforming companies with portion of workforce on short time or layoff dipped to 52% in January. Read More

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BSA Winter Meeting draws record number of attendees.

January 21, 2010

At BSA's 2010 Winter Meeting in Tampa, FL, on January 17-19, record number of attendees included 30% more distributors than manufacturers, 2 first time attendees, and 1 guest. Scott Lynch, President of ABMA, explained how BSA authorized bearing distributors can partner with ABMA to assist in addressing $600 billion/year counterfeiting problem. Also, Max Buchanan of Datalliance, Inc. discussed business value of vendor managed inventory and its benefits. Read More

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ISO Brochure outlines environmental management standards.

January 21, 2010

ISO-published brochure provides basic introduction to its ISO 14000 series environmental management standards, which have been implemented in 155 countries globally. Within U.S., organizations from public and private sectors use these standards to monitor their environmental performance. U.S. constituents interested in contributing their expertise and opinions to ISO 14000 standards are encouraged to participate on U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 207. Read More

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Journal Article assesses alternate cylinder fill technologies.

January 21, 2010

Welding and Gases Today, the journal of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), included Thomas L. Badstubner's "Alternate Cylinder Fill Technologies: FDA Compliance Issues," which points out challenges with 3 methods of filling high-pressure medical gas cylinders as well as problems that can occur if done improperly. Methods addressed include Pressure/Temperature Filling, Gravimetric Filling, and Automatic Cylinder Filling. Read More