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January 19, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 3
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January 19, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 3
Contract manufacturers look for ways to cope with economic challenges and changes at pharmaceutical customers
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
New President will spur energy, climate-change agenda in Congress (pp. 43-53)
Science & Technology
Professors continue research after retirement or skip retirement altogether (pp. 59-61)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

From Compound To Pill
Custom chemical firms add capabilities ranging from chemistry development through finished-dose manufacturing
(pp. 22-28)
 

News of the Week

Congress Questions Chu, Jackson

Senate committees hear from nominees for Energy, EPA
(p.7)

15,000 Jobs Lost

Chemical payroll losses mirror those in U.S. economy
(p.8)

Safer Shipping

Industry supports rule to boost safety standards of rail hazmat tank cars
(p.8)

Curvy Crystals

Researchers begin to unravel the mechanism behind lab-made shapely inorganic crystals
(p.9)

Pharma Research

Pfizer will eliminate up to 800 R&D positions in 2009
(p.9)

Vanderbilt Forms Pact With J&J

Unique deal reflects novel drug discovery program at the university
(p.10)

Methane On Mars

Detection of gas plumes reinvigorates debate over the existence of martian microbes
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

The biopharmaceutical sector scales back research to manage cash and ride out the economic downturn
(pp. 32-37)
German region wins competition to anchor one of five national R&D clusters
Web Exclusive
Priority Review Vouchers aim to spur researchers to address neglected diseases
(pp. 38-40)
Ph.D. chemist and Chemtura exec makes his mark at the highest level of business
(p.41)
Custom chemical firms add capabilities ranging from chemistry development through finished-dose manufacturing
(pp. 22-28)
Contract manufacturers look for ways to cope with economic challenges and changes at pharmaceutical customers
(pp. 13-20)
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Government & Policy

New President will spur energy, climate-change agenda in Congress
(pp. 43-53)
Advisory Council's prestige waned under Bush, but may revive with Obama
(p.54)

Books

Universal tales of women’s struggles to attain parity in the world of scientific research
(p.68)
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Science & Technology

Professors continue research after retirement or skip retirement altogether
(pp. 59-61)
Increased use boosts element's environmental status to concern
(pp. 63-65)
Technology and business news for the laboratory world
(pp. 66-67)

Career & Employment

Ph.D. chemists carve out satisfying careers teaching high school
(pp. 81-83)

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