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March 16, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 11
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March 16, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 11
Pharmaceutical companies look for outsourcing partners all along the drug development pipeline
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Features
Government & Policy
Citing antiterrorism law, Bayer pressures Chemical Safety Board to cancel public meeting on fatal accident (p.40)
Science & Technology
Nonprofits and academics work toward tests that meet the needs of the developing world (pp. 50-53)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pharma Outsourcing

Additive Approach
Case Study #1: UCB taps deCode for structure-based drug discovery
(pp. 12-13)
Greatest Hits
Case Study #2: Merck advances process development by tuning up biocatalysts with Codexis
(pp. 14-16)
Handle With Care
Case Study #3: In a manufacturing pact, DSM has the right reactor for the right product from NicOx
(pp. 17-19)
 

News of the Week

Merck To Acquire Schering-Plough

The $41 billion deal is one of three big mergers reshaping the pharmaceutical industry
(p.5)

Faster-Charging Batteries

Method creates lithium-ion battery that charges and discharges in seconds
(p.6)

New Life For Coal Gasification

Energy secretary reconsiders Bush-era decision to kill clean-coal project
(p.6)

Obama's Nod To Science

President signs orders on scientific integrity, stem cell research
(p.7)

Toxic Release Inventory

Firms must provide more data, not less, according to new legislation
(p.7)

Coating Fixes Its Own Scratches

UV light helps replace broken cross-links in polyurethane
(p.8)

Eyeing Electrons

Laser pulse enables tracking of electron distribution in reactions
(p.8)

Dow, Rohm And Haas Settle

Revised terms pave the way for Dow's big specialty chemical acquisition
(p.9)

Ozone's Health Impact

Long-term exposure to ground-level ozone heightens risk of death from lung disease
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Veterans of past layoffs tell those facing the ax in the pharma industry what they can expect
(pp. 24-29)
Polypropylene isn't getting recycled nearly as much as its packaging-plastics counterparts
(pp. 30-33)
To compete, catalyst developer expands its custom manufacturing strategy
(pp. 34-35)
Suppliers to durable goods markets got slammed in late 2008, while those tied to consumable goods fared better
(pp. 36-37)
Case Study #1: UCB taps deCode for structure-based drug discovery
(pp. 12-13)
Case Study #2: Merck advances process development by tuning up biocatalysts with Codexis
(pp. 14-16)
Case Study #3: In a manufacturing pact, DSM has the right reactor for the right product from NicOx
(pp. 17-19)
Pharmaceutical companies look for outsourcing partners all along the drug development pipeline
(p.11)

ACS News

Casual settings draw the public into conversations about chemistry
(pp. 63-64)
(p.66)
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Government & Policy

Workshop explores ways to better integrate people with disabilities in academia
(pp. 44-47)
Converging forces spur modernization of U.S. chemical control law
Web Exclusive
Citing antiterrorism law, Bayer pressures Chemical Safety Board to cancel public meeting on fatal accident
(p.40)

Books

Alfred Bader examines his later years in a new memoir
(pp. 58-61)
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Science & Technology

Nonprofits and academics work toward tests that meet the needs of the developing world
(pp. 50-53)
As the global economic downturn blankets the world, some Eastern European scientists feel the heat
(p.54)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.56)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

Letters

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