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Inquiry Roundup-Occupational Safety

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OSHA We are in the commercial cleaning industry and would like assistance with are safety requirements as it relates to OSHA standards ,were located in New Jersey. View Inquiry Quality Assurance This position reports to the Branch Operations Director or … Read More

Success Story: Trivest Partners

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Troy Templeton is the managing partner of Trivest Partners, L.P., the oldest private equity firm in the southeastern U.S. Trivest, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, focuses on partnering with founder/family-owned businesses in the United States and … Read More

“How You Can Consistently Attract (And Win) A Steadier Stream Of New Business” Presented by David A. Fields

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Zintro Webinar Presented by David A. Fields, Managing Director at The Ascendant Consortium. Author, speaker and consultant specializing in maximizing the ROI from consulting engagements.Presenter's Note: "This webinar is for you if you are an independent … Read More

Biogen Idec Foundation and ASTC Aim to Educate Students about Biotechnology

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The Biogen Idec Foundation presented a $1.5 million grant to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to launch the World Biotech Tour. ASTC is an organization that represents almost 400 science centers and museums in the U.S. and 45 other … Read More

U.S. Officials Push for Production of Promising Anti-Ebola Drug

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U.S. officials are pushing biotechnology researchers at Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to make more of ZMapp, which ran out in August. The drug is a promising experimental Ebola treatment. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave Mapp a $150,00 grant to … Read More

Groups Petition FDA for Food Packaging Chemical Ban

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Nine consumer and environmental health groups recently petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arguing for a ban on some of the chemicals used in food packaging, especially pertchelorate and long-chain perfluorocarboxylates (PFCs). Pertchelorate is … Read More

Inquiry Roundup –Metallurgical Processing

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Metallurgical Process Removal of chromium oxide formed on the surfaces of heat treated ss 303/316 grade stainless steel components, the material removal should few microns and the surface should remain smooth. We need consultancy advice for this … Read More

FDA Clarifies Medical Device Update Guidelines

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The FDA recently made an attempt to clarify when a change in a medical device requires a recall or should be considered an “enhancement.” According to a notice published in the Federal Register last week, some companies may have difficulty determining whether … Read More

Success Story: MDB Capital Group

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MDB Capital Group, LLC, a VC firm based in Dallas and Santa Monica, was the first company to conduct a search for a senior level hire through crowdsourcing on the Zintro platform. Instead of hiring a recruitment firm, MDB offered $20K to any Zintro member that … Read More

Inquiry Roundup – Automobile Industry

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Automotive PPAP Looking for a testifying expert in a piece of litigation regarding PPAP standards and procedures. Issue involves a dispute between a Tier I automotive supplier and a Tier II automotive supplierView Inquiry Drivetrain Seeking experts in … Read More

Comcast Battles Netflix and Discovery Communications

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Comcast Corp. has received criticism by companies like Netflix and Discovery Communications Inc. for its $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. last February. Netlix has opposed the deal because it want Comcast to be prevented from charging for the … Read More

Study Questions FDA Decisions for Medical Devices

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Last month Zintro experts discussed a drive within the medical devices industry to develop consumer-friendly heart devices for the aging population. One example is the Reveal Linq, a $5,000 device made by Medtronic Inc. that is the size of a paperclip. It … Read More

Blackberry Releases Passport for Professionals Part 2

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We recently discussed the release of Blackberry’s new square-screened Passport phone with Zintro experts in the industry. The Passport is the first major device introduced globally by the company since John Chen was named Chief Executive Officer last November. … Read More

“Why Most Consultants Bite!” Presented by David A. Fields

Zintro Webinar Presented by David A. Fields, Managing Director at The Ascendant Consortium. Author, speaker and consultant specializing in maximizing the ROI from consulting engagements.Presenter's Note: "Don’t waste another dime on an outside expert … Read More

Inquiry Roundup – Food Science

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Food Science Hello, I was wondering if you could answer the following questions:1) What are ALL of the unlearned (innate) factors that produce pleasure affects when a human eats food (i.e. the first bullet point on page 7 of 34 in this presentation that … Read More

Norway Tops List of Foreign Commercial Real Estate Buyers

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Bloomberg.com recently posted an article stating that Norway, with its $870 billion sovereign-wealth fund, is at the top of the list of foreign U.S. commercial real estate buyers. According to research firm Real Capital Analytics Inc., the country is acquiring … Read More

College Enrollment Down for Second Year- Part 2

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In a previous post, Zintro experts weighed in on the U.S. Census Bureau announcement that total college enrollment dropped 2.3 percent in 2013-- a decline of 463,000 students. We received such strong feedback that today's post will include additional opinions … Read More

Success Story: Jon Mackney

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Jon Mackney is a fleet sales professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. His experience spans from directly managing a 2000 unit mixed fleet to delivering against stretching targets in corporate sales for a high profile leasing business. Jon … Read More

College Enrollment Down for Second Year

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Student enrollment at colleges and universities in the U.S. declined in 2013 for the second year in a row. The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that total enrollment dropped 2.3 percent to 19.5 million, a decline of 463,000. The biggest drop was at … Read More

Inquiry Roundup – Automation

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Automation Engineering Automation Engineer – Bergen County NJ - Pharmaceutical Experience!!** US CITIZENS ONLY ** Essential Job Function: 1. The ability to develop (not modify), test, and commission Allen Bradley PLC (ControlLogix and/or PLC-5) … Read More

Blackberry Releases Passport for Professionals

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Last week Blackberry introduced the square-screened Passport phone, the first major new device introduced globally by the company since John Chen was named Chief Executive Officer in November. The Passport, which is geared toward professionals, is Blackberry’s … Read More

CDC Study Finds Abdominal Obesity Increasing in Americans: Part 2

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In Part 1 of this two-part series, Zintro experts responded to the study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found an increase in obesity among Americans. Here are several more responses to … Read More

CDC Study Finds Abdominal Obesity Increasing in Americans: Part 1

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According to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week, the average waist size in the U.S. is a circumference of 38.8 inches. That is a 1-inch increase over the past 12 years. … Read More

Governor Brown Takes on Climate Change in California

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California Governor Jerry Brown has pledged to lead in the fight against climate change. His goal is to put 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the roads of his state over the next 10 years. Governor Brown has already signed 11 global warming bills that … Read More