February 13, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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February 13, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 7
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February 13, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 7
As the global paradigm for the custom manufacturing business continuesto shift, providers struggle to differentiate themselves from the competition
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 17-27)
Features
Government & Policy
Increases in some programs are offset by losses at NIH and other agencies (p.11)
Science & Technology
Hunger for mobility energizes the battery business, drives efforts to develop longer lasting batteries (pp. 79-82)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

Europe Adopts GMP Regulations
Directive on Good Manufacturing Practices could help level the competitive playing field
(pp. 29-33)
Outlook Remains Cautious For 2006
Jaded industry participants are wary about predicting an upturn for custom chemicals
(pp. 34-38)
 

News of the Week

Gains And Losses Mark 2007 Budget

Increases in some programs are offset by losses at NIH and other agencies
(p.11)

Structure Of A key Part Of Telomerase

Work could aid search for selective anticancer agents that target telomerase
(p.12)

Asbestos Fund

Senate Debates Asbestos Bill, But Measure Faces Strong Opposition
(p.13)

Breakup Planned For Akzo Nobel

Dutch firm to split off pharma unit, leaving chemicals and coatings
(p.13)

Huntsman Rejects Takeover Offers

Company says the proposals do not reflect its true value
(p.14)

Vancomycin Redesigned

Antibiotic of last resort is modified to combat bacterial resistance
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Printable electronics is attracting growing interest and is gearing up for commercial applications
(pp. 45-51)
Gene Logic is convincing big pharma to take another look at abandoned drugs
Some fine chemicals makers pull back, while others push ahead on commercial production
(pp. 58-61)
Directive on Good Manufacturing Practices could help level the competitive playing field
(pp. 29-33)
Jaded industry participants are wary about predicting an upturn for custom chemicals
(pp. 34-38)
As the global paradigm for the custom manufacturing business continuesto shift, providers struggle to differentiate themselves from the competition
(pp. 17-27)
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Government & Policy

Workshop looks at ways to make academic chemistry department positions more inviting to women
(pp. 65-69)
Experts discuss integration of climate-change concerns into energy planning, research priorities
(pp. 70-75)
Big profits for ExxonMobil and Pfizer raise issues as many people struggle with costs of gasoline and health
(p.70)
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Science & Technology

Technology and Business News for the Laboratory World
(p.89)
The Marketplace Beckons For More Innovation
(p.80)
Hunger for mobility energizes the battery business, drives efforts to develop longer lasting batteries
(pp. 79-82)
Thiourea-based colorimetric sensors recognize biologically important anions in aqueous solution
(pp. 83-85)
Mass layoffs at Arizona State's Cancer Research Institute underscore conflict, politics
(pp. 86-87)
Reactive oxygen species are found to play a role in helping mice develop a sense of balance
(p.88)

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