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April 2, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 14
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April 2, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 14
Custom manufacturers are increasingly getting nontraditional chemistry challenges from their drug company partners
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Features
Government & Policy
NIST's director sees his agency playing a vital role in keeping America competitive (pp. 42-47)
Science & Technology
The prevalence of unstructured regions in proteins suggests that absence of form has its perks (pp. 58-61)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pharma Outsourcing

A Transatlantic Polymeric Solution
Case Study #1: Helped by a German custom synthesis firm, a U.S. biotech start-up tackles kidney ailment with a specialty polymer
(pp. 18-20)
Delivering RNA
Case Study #2: Two firms partner to make the active ingredient and a delivery component of a cancer therapy
(pp. 22-23)
Canadian Chemistry
Case Study #3: A query about a basic supply relationship evolves into a complex manufacturing pact
(pp. 24-25)
 

News of the Week

Membrane Protein Activation

Designed agentsselectively target helix interactions in membranes
(p.11)

A Decade Of Chemical Disarmament

Head of watchdog group touts successes, warns of chemical terrorism
(p.14)

New Vistas In Organocatalysis

Strategy opens up unprecedented modes of reactivity in aldehydes
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Scotland starts to reap success from nano- and biotechnology
(pp. 29-33)
Wacker makes a splash with its first annual results after its launch on the stock exchange
(pp. 34-35)
Novo Nordisk alters its strategy for stemming an epidemic
(p.38)
To make data more meaningful, the government should separate drugs and chemicals
(p.39)
Case Study #1: Helped by a German custom synthesis firm, a U.S. biotech start-up tackles kidney ailment with a specialty polymer
(pp. 18-20)
Case Study #2: Two firms partner to make the active ingredient and a delivery component of a cancer therapy
(pp. 22-23)
Case Study #3: A query about a basic supply relationship evolves into a complex manufacturing pact
(pp. 24-25)
Custom manufacturers are increasingly getting nontraditional chemistry challenges from their drug company partners
(p.17)

ACS News

Council raises dues for 2008, deals with several complicated petitions
(p.10)
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Government & Policy

NIST's director sees his agency playing a vital role in keeping America competitive
(pp. 42-47)
The U.S. must lead the world in CO2 capture and sequestration technologies, and it must act quickly
(pp. 48-51)
States are demanding faster cuts in mercury emissions than EPA requires
(pp. 52-55)

Books

Book details mounting problem of the trash generated by the electronics industry
(pp. 69-70)

Science & Technology

The prevalence of unstructured regions in proteins suggests that absence of form has its perks
(pp. 58-61)
Using computers at home, volunteers participate in big science
(pp. 62-66)

Newscripts

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