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INDUSTRY NEWS GWMG Announces Delivery of Second Rare Earth Strip Casting Furnace to LCM Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (GWMG) has announced that the second strip casting furnace has been delivered to its wholly owned rare earth alloy manufacturing subsidiary, Less Common Metals Limited (LCM), located at Hooton Park in Ellesmere Port, U.K. The Company expects the second strip casting furnace, which arrived as scheduled in the 1st Quarter, will be fully installed and commissioned by the conclusion of the 2nd Quarter of 2013. LCM recently achieved commercial production status with its first strip casting furnace when it shipped orders and re-orders of its rare earth metal alloys. Less Common Metals Managing Director Ian Higgins said, "Following the successful commissioning of the first strip casting furnace a number of design features were built into the second furnace during its construction at the Chinese manufacturing plant. This is expected to significantly reduce the time required for installation and commissioning of the second furnace. As we move forward, we will ensure our strip casting capacity continues to match the requirements of our customers." Agilent Supports Professor’s Work Developing Transformative NMR Applications for Structural Biology Agilent Technologies, Inc. has announced that Dr. Hashim M. Al-Hashimi at the University of Michigan has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award. The award supports his work in developing advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy methods to characterize the form of DNA known as Hoogsteen base pairs, a work that could dramatically alter the way DNA structure is understood. The award will support Dr. Al-Hashimi and his team in their efforts to develop robust and efficient methods for characterizing the unusual structure and biological functions of Hoogsteen base pairs in DNA and DNA-protein complexes. The methods developed through this project will be made widely accessible to the biophysics and structural biology communities via scientific publication and other channels. Dr. Al-Hashimi and his team believe their work could lead to significant advances in DNA-targeted drug discovery and other applications. Hoogsteen base pairs, named after biochemist Karst Hoogsteen, are rare, three-dimensional variations of base-pairing in nucleic acids that are dynamic and structurally distinct from Watson and Crick’s linear double-helix model of DNA. NMR spec- Magnet-Physics Inc. 9001 Technology Drive Suite C-2 Fishers, IN 46038-2848 Contact: Reinhold Strnat Phone: 317-577-8700 Fax: 317-578-2510 Email: Web site: Magnet-Physics Inc. provides North American sales and technical service for the products of Magnet-Physik Dr. Steingroever GmbH of Cologne, Germany, a worldwide supplier of high-quality magnetizing and magnetic test equipment since 1976. We provide manually operated and fully automated magnetizing and calibrating systems from 300J to 300kJ energy, and will work with your automation supplier. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995. We also manufacture Hall-effect gaussmeters, fluxmeters, Helmholtz- and other flux-sensing coils. Our laboratories in the USA and Germany offer magnetic measurement services for permanent magnets and soft magnetic materials, and traceable calibration of gaussmeters, fluxmeters and coils. Summer 2013 • Magnetics Business & Technology 25

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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2013