August 20, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

Register for C&EN's Inaugural Virtual Symposium Advances in Drug Discovery and Development on Sept 24th

Featuring Keynotes Greg Verdine and Alexander Kamb, as well as others - Registration is free! http://cenm.ag/symposium

 
Copyright © 2012 American Chemical Society
 

August 20, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 34
09034-cover1-notepad
August 20, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 34
Scientists who are driven to start their own business and take the risks a start-up entails must think carefully about their technology, personal goals
By Susan R. Morrissey
(pp. 36-39)
Features
Business
Chemical company boards gain a few women, but representation stagnates among top execs (pp. 16-18)
Government & Policy
One of NIH’s leading institutes continues to be a big supporter of basic science (pp. 20-23)
Back Issues
 
Helping Scientists Commercialize Inventions
Scientists Who Are Moving Their Technology Out Of The Lab Have Numerous Resources
(p.39)
Jun Axup
Kickstarter campaign gives grad student a taste of entrepreneurship
(p.40)
Matthew DeLisa
Entrepreneur turns bacterial daydream into successful start-up
(pp. 41-42)
Theodore Goodson III
Surprising findings and coworkers’ enthusiasm led to materials start-up
(p.42)
Michael Lefenfeld
Even at a young age, chemical engineer had a knack for translating creative ideas into commercial products
(p.43)
Patrick McCarthy
Researcher-turned-businessman puts to work his understanding of chemists as consumers
(p.44)
Karen McDonald
Plants provide start-up technology, graduate student Lucas Arzola helps with the entrepreneurial drive
(p.45)
Nicola Pohl
Her custom synthesis firm just moved to a new state, with an eye toward vaccines, therapeutics
(p.46)
Glenn Prestwich
After reluctantly venturing into the world of start-ups, synthetic chemist has seven successes under his belt
(p.47)
Fred Regnier
Hands-on approach drives chemistry professor’s entrepreneurial efforts
(p.48)
Donald Sadoway
Materials chemist says his economical battery technology could solve the grid-scale energy storage problem
(p.49)
Patrick Treado
Nearly two decades of dedication to developing high-tech imaging technology pays off as company continues to grow
(p.50)
John Warner
Green chemistry guru’s firm invents sustainable technologies
(p.51)
Christopher Wilmer & Omar Farha
Competition is the kick that gets these entrepreneurs going
(p.52)
 

News of the Week

Faster Route To Prostaglandins

Organic Synthesis: Shortened synthetic sequence could lead to less expensive drugs, novel analogs
(p.9)

Elan Separates R&D Unit

Pharmaceuticals: New firm will focus on neurodegenerative diseases
(p.10)

Notes On Nuclear Energy Regulation

Government: New head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives her first press briefing
(p.10)

Former Foes To Collaborate On Agent Orange Site Remediation

Dioxin: U.S., Vietnam start cleanup of former military base near Da Nang
(p.11)

Polymers Hold Bacteria At Bay

Materials Science: Screening method uncovers new class of coatings that resist biofilm formation
(p.11)

A Cheaper-Than-Platinum Catalyst

Pollution Control: Oxide material outperforms platinum in converting NO to NO2
(p.12)

Chinese Firm Offers To Invest In Advanced Battery Maker A123

Intellectual Property: Proposed deal for U.S. battery maker raises security concerns
(p.12)

Chemical Mergers Slow In First Half Of 2012

Mergers: Chemical firms hold on to cash rather than pursue large acquisitions
(p.13)

New System For Aerobic Oxidations

Catalysis: Bimetallic nanoclusters and catechol stand in for a metalloenzyme and its cofactor
(p.13)
 

Departments

09034-cover10-regniercxd

Business

Hands-on approach drives chemistry professor’s entrepreneurial efforts
(p.48)
After reluctantly venturing into the world of start-ups, synthetic chemist has seven successes under his belt
(p.47)
Materials chemist says his economical battery technology could solve the grid-scale energy storage problem
(p.49)
Nearly two decades of dedication to developing high-tech imaging technology pays off as company continues to grow
(p.50)
Competition is the kick that gets these entrepreneurs going
(p.52)
Even at a young age, chemical engineer had a knack for translating creative ideas into commercial products
(p.43)
Plants provide start-up technology, graduate student Lucas Arzola helps with the entrepreneurial drive
(p.45)
Researcher-turned-businessman puts to work his understanding of chemists as consumers
(p.44)
Chemical company boards gain a few women, but representation stagnates among top execs
(pp. 16-18)
Green chemistry guru’s firm invents sustainable technologies
(p.51)
Her custom synthesis firm just moved to a new state, with an eye toward vaccines, therapeutics
(p.46)
Kickstarter campaign gives grad student a taste of entrepreneurship
(p.40)
Entrepreneur turns bacterial daydream into successful start-up
(pp. 41-42)
Surprising findings and coworkers’ enthusiasm led to materials start-up
(p.42)
Scientists who are driven to start their own business and take the risks a start-up entails must think carefully about their technology, personal goals
(pp. 36-39)

ACS News

Conference will be held Nov. 4–7 in Baton Rouge, La.
(p.60)
Divisions issue calls for papers for the April 7–11 meeting in New Orleans
(pp. 55-56)
09034-govpol-NIGMScxd

Government & Policy

I-Corps helps agency researchers determine whether their discoveries can make successful start-ups
(pp. 24-26)
One of NIH’s leading institutes continues to be a big supporter of basic science
(pp. 20-23)
09034-reelsci-DirtyPicturescxd

Science & Technology

Although not for everyone, this documentary takes audiences into the world of a garage-based chemist who makes and takes psychoactive compounds
Web Exclusive
Analytical tests to diagnose diseases and detect fake drugs are among potential applications
(pp. 30-34)

Career & Employment

Smaller firms are recruiting chemists to help tap new markets and cultivate groundbreaking technologies
(pp. 61-63)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.6)