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December 6, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 49
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December 6, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 49
Sailing toward the long-dreaded ‘patent cliff,’ drug firms positioned themselves for a new world of science and business in 2010
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 14-21)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers and food manufacturers are developing ingredients to address consumer nutritional needs (pp. 38-40)
Career & Employment
As students continue to flock to drug development, chemistry departments adapt their programs (pp. 47-49)
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News of the Week

Food Safety Bill Hits A Snag

Congress: Senate passes landmark legislation, but procedural error brings more delays
(p.9)

BASF, Ineos Join For Styrenics

Restructuring: Styrene-based plastics venture caps industry reorganization
(p.10)

Sezen Found Guilty Of Fraud

Scientific Misconduct: Columbia University case is one of the worst for chemistry
(p.10)

Europe's REACH Deadline

Some 4,300 chemicals are now registered in accord with European law
(p.11)

Tuning Up For A Breakdown

Biomaterials: Acid-sensitive polymers permit tight control over degradation for in vivo drug delivery
(p.11)

GSK Applauds U.K. Tax Breaks

Pharmaceuticals: Firm pins investments to a tax break on intellectual-property-generated profits
(p.12)

Greenpeace Sues Chemical Firms

Corporate Spying: Environmental group accuses Dow, Sasol of stealing documents, tapping phones
(p.12)

Coal Ash Spill In Tennessee Still A Problem

Environmental Disaster: High levels of arsenic linger downstream of the site of a 2008 accident
(p.13)

New Rubber Beats Heat And Cold

Materials: Nanotube rubber maintains its viscoelasticity in extreme temperatures
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

A new DOE program is a financial lifeline for energy-storage start-ups
(pp. 24-27)
CEO Craig Rogerson discusses reorganization and postbankruptcy growth plans
(pp. 28-29)
Dow Corning and Wacker commission a large-scale basic silicones facility in China
(p.30)
Sailing toward the long-dreaded ‘patent cliff,’ drug firms positioned themselves for a new world of science and business in 2010
(pp. 14-21)
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Science & Technology

Microfluidics: A novel device simulates the journey that food and oral medications take through the body
(p.36)
Researchers and food manufacturers are developing ingredients to address consumer nutritional needs
(pp. 38-40)
Chemists identify a possible first molecule in diffuse interstellar bands
(pp. 41-42)
Scientists reassess copper’s role in a reaction on aromatic rings
(pp. 43-44)

Career & Employment

Tough times in pharma provide opportunities for academe
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As students continue to flock to drug development, chemistry departments adapt their programs
(pp. 47-49)

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