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Two New ASTM Standards Certify Performance of Less Lethal Aerosol Devices

Two new standards developed by ASTM International?s homeland security applications committee (E54) will help evaluate and certify the performance of less lethal aerosol devices used by law enforcement, corrections, and other publi ... read more


New ASTM Standard for Assessing Building Energy Performance

A new ASTM International standard aims to address the growing need for assessing building energy performance in the context of commercial real estate transactions. ... read more


New ASTM Standard for the Effects of Corrosion on Concrete Products

Effects of Corrosion on Concrete Products A new ASTM International standard will serve as a guide for standards related to determining the effects of biogenic sulfuric acid on concrete products. ASTM?s concrete pipe committee a ... read more


EuTech now offers Cannabis/Hemp/CBD testing

EuTech Sciences is pleased to announce new offering of Cannabis/Hemp/CBD Testing Services: 1) THC/CBD ratio 2) THC and CBD Quantitiation 3) Cannbinoid profile 4) Terpene Profile 5) Residual Solvents 6) Heavy metals 7) Pesticide S ... read more


New Test Method Aims to Reduce Impurities, Increase Quality of Plastics

A new test method (D8266) will help analyze impurities of a certain compound (bisphenol A) used in polycarbonate and epoxy resin, helping support the manufacturing and trade of many plastic products. Impurities in bisphenol A c ... read more


New ASTM International Isolation-Gown Specification Aims to Protect Healthcare Workers, Patients

ASTM International?s personal protective clothing and equipment committee (F23) has created a new specification for hospital isolation gowns (soon to be published as F3352). This standard outlines testing, reporting, performance, ... read more


ASTM International Consumer Products Committee Approves Revision to Furniture Safety Standard

Today, members of the ASTM International consumer products committee (F15) approved a revision to the existing voluntary safety specification for clothing storage units. The revision, which includes updates to height requirements ... read more


New Standard Aims to Limit Children?s Access to Liquid Medicines, Other Products

A new ASTM International standard from its primary barrier packaging committee (F02) aims to support the safety of liquid consumer products by testing restricted delivery devices (commonly known as ?flow restrictors?) that help pr ... read more


Proposed ASTM International Hoverboard Standard Heads to Ballot

A proposed ASTM International standard aimed at improving the safety of self-balancing scooters, more commonly known as hoverboards, was issued this morning for committee vote. The proposed standard consumer safety specificati ... read more


Standard Could Help Classify Microbe-Based Products

ASTM International?s industrial biotechnology committee (E62) is developing a proposed standard (soon to be published as E3214) that will help classify microorganisms. ?The designation of microbe-based products as either genet ... read more


CPSC, Canadian, Mexican Consumer Safety Counterparts Create Consensus Recommendations on Product Testing

April 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. ? In an unprecedented initiative by the three product safety agencies of North America, technical staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and Mexico?s Consumer P ... read more


ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Technical Committee on Sustainable Processes for Wood

As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and relevant stakeholders to submit comments on a proposed new ISO Techni ... read more


ASTM International?s Committee on Exoskeletons Approves First Standards

ASTM International?s committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) has published its first two standards, providing consensus terminology (F3323) as well as labeling and other informational requirements (F3358). ?Exoskeletons e ... read more


New Nondestructive Testing Standard Helps Assess, Extend Life of Parts

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturers in the aerospace, power generation, and automotive industries test parts for defects. The organization?s nondestructive testing committee (E07) developed the standard (soon ... read more


New Standard Aims to Limit Children?s Access to Liquid Medicines, Other Products

A new ASTM International standard from its primary barrier packaging committee (F02) aims to support the safety of liquid consumer products by testing restricted delivery devices (commonly known as ?flow restrictors?) that help pr ... read more


Test Method Detects Silver in Textiles

A proposed ASTM International test method will help manufacturers and others determine the presence of silver in consumer textiles. The organization?s nanotechnology committee (E56) is developing the proposed standard (WK52417). ... read more


A new ASTM International standard could help both with contingency planning for oil spills as well as management of oil spills.

According to ASTM International member Merv Fingas, the new guide standardizes the way laboratories both prepare and measure ?weathered oil,? which is naturally different from the ?source oil? at a facility. ?This is importan ... read more


A Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Products

A new ASTM International standard will help companies determine the sensory characteristics of products using small groups of people. These small group sensory tests are sometimes called ?team tastings,? ?benchings,? ?informal tas ... read more


Standard Supports Drug Development

Drug manufacturers will be able to use a new ASTM International nanotechnology standard to help ensure quality control when developing drugs, including some that have the potential to be less toxic and more targeted. ASTM Internat ... read more


ENHANCEMENTS COMPLETED ON U.S. ARMY?S STATE-OF-THE-ART CHEMICAL DEFENSE TRAINING FACILITY (CDTF) AT FORT LEONARD WOOD

Dignitaries gathered to unveil the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) School, Chemical Defense Training Facility (CDTF) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Fully operational and the only facility of its kind ... read more


Inspection Practices for Spinal Implants

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturers of surgical implants inspect their products for potential mechanical failure. ?The objective of this standard was to prescribe uniform inspection practices that would ap ... read more


ASTM Standard Aims to Improve Topsoil

A new ASTM International standard could help improve the properties of soils used for landscape beds, sports fields, and golf courses. The organization?s committee on soil and rock (D18) created the new standard (D8249). The st ... read more


ASTM Test Method Detects Silver in Textiles

A proposed ASTM International test method will help manufacturers and others determine the presence of silver in consumer textiles. The organization?s nanotechnology committee (E56) is developing the proposed standard (WK52417). ... read more


Water Sports Equipment Standards Underway

ASTM International?s snow and water sports committee (F27) has launched a new group that will develop standards for water sports equipment. A task group is developing two proposed standards, including one for wakeboard binding ... read more


New Cannabis Standard Will Help Prevent Production Hazards

A new ASTM International standard provides principles for reducing risks from potential biological, chemical, and physical hazards in cannabis extraction and infused product processes. The new standard (soon to be published as D82 ... read more


ANSI/ANAB Accreditation to Support UN-Adopted Scheme for Reduced CO2 Emissions in International Aviation

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) announced plans to develop a program to accredit third-party validation services for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International ... read more


New ASTM International Standards Help Evaluate Medical Device Cleaning Brushes

Two new ASTM International standards help describe methods for characterizing the performance of brush parts that clean medical devices. The new standards (one available as F3275 and one soon to be published as F3276) were develop ... read more


AOAC to Launch Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Program

As a global leader in food and agriculture safety standards and analytical methods, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is answering the call of regulators and private sector laboratories to convene experts and approve consensus methods for the an ... read more


AOAC Delivers 34 SMPRs and 16 Official MethodsSM for Dietary Supplement Ingredients

In September 2018, AOAC successfully completed a 5-year contract with the U.S. National Institutes of Health-Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH/ODS) to establish voluntary consensus standards for 25 high priority ingredients, with ... read more


Two New ASTM International Standards Will Help in Processing, Handling Cannabis

Two new ASTM International standards will help in processing and handling cannabis. Both standards were developed by the organization?s cannabis committee (D37). One of the new standards (soon to be published as D8233) focuses ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Helps in Synthetic Opioid Detection

ASTM International?s committee on homeland security applications (E54) is developing a proposed standard (WK66045) that will allow first responders and others to more effectively use equipment and assays while field testing unknow ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Supports Surgical Implant Safety

A new ASTM International standard aims to help determine the safety of surgical implants and prevent potentially adverse effects on patients. ASTM?s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) developed the stand ... read more


New ASTM Metal Detector Standard Establishes Metal Detector Assessment Requirements

A new ASTM International standard establishes conformity assessment requirements for metal detectors used in safety and security applications. ASTM?s committee on security systems and equipment (F12) developed the new standard, no ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Will Help Make Portable Fuel Containers Safer

A new ASTM International standard will help to make portable fuel containers safer. The new standard (F3326) was developed by ASTM's committee on consumer products (F15). This new standard requires the addition of a flame mitigati ... read more


New Standard Will Help in Environmental Testing of Sediment

A new ASTM International standard will help environmental assessment professionals perform more effective studies on sediment, the matrix of water and particles that settle at the bottom of bodies of water. ?The new standard is ... read more


New Standard Will Help in Environmental Testing of Sediment

A new ASTM International standard will help environmental assessment professionals perform more effective studies on sediment, the matrix of water and particles that settle at the bottom of bodies of water. ?The new standard is ... read more


FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in measuring nutrients in breast milk

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Miris Human Milk Analyzer, a new diagnostic test to aid healthcare professionals in measuring nutrients in breast milk, including the concentration of fat, ca ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Will Help Keep Sleeping Campers Warm

A new ASTM International standard will help campers select a mattress that will provide a warmer sleeping experience. The new standard (F3340) was developed by ASTM?s committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities ... read more


NFPA launches new standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) public safety operations

December 4, 2018 ? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its first unmanned robotics guidance for first responders and others. NFPA 2400®, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public ... read more


USA FDA Sampling Program Provides Scientific Foundation to Better Protect Consumers from Foodborne Pathogens

The FDA is charged with the critical responsibility of protecting major portions of the nation?s food supply from hazards that could endanger public health. One of the ways in which the FDA works to keep the food supply safe is to ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Helps Nondestructively Test Pipe Joints

A new ASTM International standard aims to provide a nondestructive testing alternative that helps reveal imperfections in pipe joints used for gas and water. Specifically, the standard describes how phased array ultrasonic tes ... read more


New ASTM International Standard Supports Air Quality Testing for Fungi, Bacteria

A new ASTM International standard will help minimize microbial contamination of culture plate media and sampling devices used in indoor air quality investigations. The standard describes how to sample and transport culturable airb ... read more


FDA?s new plan to advance plant, animal biotechnology innovation

Innovations in plant and animal biotechnology offer tremendous opportunities for advancing public health. Promising new technologies that can edit animal and plant genomes have the potential to improve human and animal health, ani ... read more


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American Testing Lab Inc. Renews their Registration with Contract Laboratory - The Laboratory Outsourcing Network!

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Contract Laboratory is pleased to announce that Inovatia Laboratories LLC has registered with the Premier Laboratory Outsourcing Network!

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A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

NIST prototype design uses ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure. Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts ... read more


FDA's new steps to modernize drug development, improve efficiency and promote innovation of targeted therapies

The FDA continues to advance new policies, modernize our programs and advance opportunities for developing more targeted therapies. Using new technology platforms such as cell and gene therapies and small molecule drugs that targe ... read more


Proposed Standard Could Help Reduce Uncertainty in Filter Cloth Testing

ASTM International?s committee on particle and spray characterization (E29) is working on a new standard that aims to reduce uncertainty from an existing test method (bubble point test) for woven wire filter cloth. The material, a ... read more


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