EASTEC Manufacturing Event fosters biotechnology.
Press Release Summary:
May 13, 2009 - EASTEC has partnered with Regional Technology Corporation to help manufacturers learn how to succeed in biotechnology markets. On May 19, RTC will present Biotechnologies and Opportunities Resource Center at EASTEC, offering attendees chance to learn from experts. Some presentations will include: Opportunities in Nanotechnology: Working with UMass Amherst, Materials in Biotechnology: New Frontiers, and Business Development Strategies for Small Businesses in Biomedical and Other Markets.
Original Press Release
EASTEC® Fosters Biotechnology and Opportunities for Manufacturers
Press release date: May 5, 2009
Jeff Morse, PhD, National Nanomanufacturing Network, UMass Amherst "Materials in Biotechnology: New Frontiers"
Harry Bermudez, PhD, Polymer Science and Engineering Dept. (PSE), UMass Amherst "Business Development Strategies for Small Businesses in Biomedical and Other Markets"
Rafael Diana, Avant Development Group LLC "The SBA, SBIR and STTR Funding and the Stimulus Package Explained"
Greta Johansson, SBA Deputy District Director for Connecticut "State Resources in Biomedical Manufacturing"
Rich Pellagrini, MA Office of Business Development (MOBD) "Overview - Massachusetts $1 Billion Life Sciences Initiative and its Opportunities"
MA Life Sciences Center "Through the Stimulus Package, the SBA is now able to offer significant financing assistance for equipment purchases," suggests Bernard M. Sweeney, SBA district director for Connecticut. "Manufacturers can borrow up to $2 million to buy the technologies they need to remain competitive and all non-bank fees will be waived. At that borrowing level, the savings to the manufacturer would be approximately $36,000." About EASTEC
EASTEC is co-sponsored by SME, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and the Association for Manufacturing Technology. The event celebrates its 30th anniversary May 19-21 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., and is expected to draw more than 14,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors. Spread over 160,000 square feet, EASTEC consists of five technology-focused areas: design, engineering and rapid technologies; tooling, workholding and machining accessories; automation and process improvement; plant, energy and environmental efficiency; and precision manufacturing equipment and systems. Attendees can also learn how to maximize their use of technology and learn about leading-edge, cost-effective approaches through four new EASTEC Resource Centers: Lean and Green, Energy, Medical, and Aerospace and Defense. About SME
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, and oil and gas. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide. If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fax: (313) 425-3403