April 14, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

The American Chemical Society has appointed Bibiana Campos-Seijo as the new editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News. Currently editor and publisher of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry World magazine, she will move to C&EN in December.

 
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April 14, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 15
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April 14, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 15
With short lives and uncertain profits, antibiotics are a unique development challenge for drug companies
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Government & Policy
House committee probe of industry bias in agency review reaches former ACS president (pp. 35-36)
Science & Technology
Microbial meteorologists investigate how airborne microbes might influence weather (pp. 40-42)
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Cover Story: An Uphill Battle

Imminent Threat
As gram-negative bacteria become resistant to current antibiotics, the search for new drugs accelerates
(pp. 21-24)
The Ketek Effect
Biotechs worry that FDA has gotten tougher on approving new antibiotics
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News of the Week

ACS Meets In New Orleans

Chemists, chemical engineers hold joint meeting in the Crescent City
(p.8)

REACH Preregistration

EU agency raises awareness about first deadlines under chemical law
(p.9)

Grace Reaches Asbestos Deal

Settlement could allow firm to emerge from bankruptcy by year's end
(p.11)

Spying On Catalysts

Infrared method probes reactions as they occur in zeolites
(p.12)

Courting Japan

Foreign suppliers of pharmaceutical chemicals affirm commitment to country's market
(p.13)

Jungle Sky

Forest air can do more oxidizing than previously thought
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Rising prices for sulfuric acid have widespread industrial impact
(pp. 27-29)
Two years after a management buyout, CEO John Gaither steers old-line firm in a global expansion
(pp. 30-31)
Although they have much to worry about, petrochemical makers remain optimistic
(p.32)
As gram-negative bacteria become resistant to current antibiotics, the search for new drugs accelerates
(pp. 21-24)
Biotechs worry that FDA has gotten tougher on approving new antibiotics
Web Exclusive
With short lives and uncertain profits, antibiotics are a unique development challenge for drug companies
(pp. 15-20)

Government & Policy

House committee probe of industry bias in agency review reaches former ACS president
(pp. 35-36)
Economic slowdown, job dip, and changing world economy should bring critical analysis of the outlook for the domestic workforce
(p.37)
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Science & Technology

Microbial meteorologists investigate how airborne microbes might influence weather
(pp. 40-42)
The science that gives clothing a soft feel and fresh scent as it prevents static cling
(p.47)

Career & Employment

Recent B.S. and M.S.graduates ignite their passion for chemistry within diverse businesses
(pp. 55-59)

Newscripts

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