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September 24, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 39
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September 24, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 39
As pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing continues to grow, contract research firms are redefining the one-stop shop
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-16)
Features
Science & Technology
No longer a lab curiosity, microwave-assisted reactions are making headway in pharma and nanomaterials labs (pp. 32-34)
ACS News
Survey of American Chemical Society members shows mixed conditions for chemists in 2012 (pp. 40-43)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

A Qualified Victory For ACS

Trade Secrets: Ohio Supreme Court issues split decision in American Chemical Society v. Leadscope Inc.
(p.5)

Danaher Will Buy Diagnostics Firm

Instrumentation: Purchase of Iris continues diagnostics push by scientific tools maker
(p.6)

Hexafluorocyclohexane Makes History

Fluorine Chemistry: Synthesis yields first confirmed stereoisomer of elusive molecule
(p.6)

Boeringer Ingelheim Will Exit Virology Research, Close Montreal Site

Pharmaceuticals: Close will cut 170 jobs, adding to regions R&D woes
(p.7)

Looming Federal Budget Cuts

Deficit: Report warns of destructive effects of sequestration, but lacks specifics
(p.7)

Chemical Peels For Molecular Films

Lithography: Method generates patterned arrays by yanking molecules from surfaces
(p.8)

Modified Genes Linked To Behavior

Chemical Ecology: Methylated DNA identifies bees as nurses or foragers
(p.8)

A Lomaiviticin Is Scarce No More

Natural Products: Semisynthesis of rare, highly cytotoxic agent reveals stereochemistry
(p.9)

Environmental Protection Agency Announces Changes To Chemical Assessment Program

Agency to seek input as it begins risk assessments of chemicals
(p.9)
 

Departments

Business

Industry struggles to implement a profitable business model in a world of limited resources and increasing environmental risk
(pp. 22-24)
As pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing continues to grow, contract research firms are redefining the one-stop shop
(pp. 11-16)
Trying to put problems behind them, suppliers of polymers for medical devices look to grow product lines
(pp. 19-21)
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Government & Policy

Railroads want firms that ship toxic chemicals to absorb the cost of new technology
(pp. 28-29)
Community-driven effort aims to facilitate data sharing across disciplines, national boundaries
(pp. 26-27)