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April 15, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 15
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April 15, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 15
Despite headwinds, scientific instrumentation executives expect an uptick in sales this year
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 26-27)
Features
Business
The microchip industry is preparing for two big production technology shifts (pp. 12-14)
Career & Employment
As they apply their expertise in the chemical sciences, women wrestle with obstacles to entrepreneurship (pp. 41-44)
Back Issues
 
Microfluidic Devices Capture Tumor Cells
Tools that run fluids through tiny channels detect scarce circulating tumor cells, a tactic that could aid cancer patients
(pp. 28-29)
Microdialysis In The Operating Room
Method that measures glucose and lactate levels in tissues helps improve reconstructive surgery outcomes
(p.30)
Exposition Highlights
C&EN panelists and instrument industry editors pick new products that stand out
(pp. 31-33)
ACD/Labs
(p.34)
Bio-Rad
(p.34)
NanoSight
(p.36)
Netzsch
(p.36)
 

News of the Week

Obama Pledges Support For R&D

Government: Fiscal 2014 proposed federal budget maintains science investment
(p.4)

Chemists Convene In New Orleans

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry of Energy & Food’ was national meeting’s theme
(p.5)

GlaxoSmithKline Goes Beyond Pharmaceuticals

Medicine: Firm launches effort to harness the body’s neural impulses to fight disease with “electroceuticals"
(p.6)

Preventing Battery Fires

ACS Meeting News: Novel electrolytes could solve flammability problems that grounded Boeing Dreamliners
(p.6)

Chemical Plant Security Critique

Homeland Security Department inspector general says the agency’s program has yet to fly
(p.7)

Controlling Nanocrystals

ACS Meeting News: Relative rates of surface deposition and diffusion govern crystal morphology
(p.7)

Light-Driven Reaction Modifies Double Bonds With Unconventional Selectivity

ACS Meeting News: Catalyst system breaks a classic rule of organic chemistry
(p.8)

Rapid Route To Pactamycin

Natural Products: Shortened synthesis could lead to drug candidates based on the compound
(p.8)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Names New R&D Head

Pharmaceuticals: Firm is third to change R&D directors in recent months
(p.9)

Chemical Method That Makes Tissue Transparent Could Lead To A Brain Wiring Diagram

Neuroscience: A technique called Clarity that can render dissected brain tissue transparent could be a boon to neuroscientists trying to see and diagram brain circuitry
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Watchdog groups say Small Business Administration actually carries big industry message on chemical assessments
(pp. 17-18)
Chemical safety board has authority to investigate offshore accidents under federal court decision
(p.19)

Books

A look at the American tinkering tradition and what needs to be done to keep it strong
(pp. 38-39)
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Science & Technology

Tools that run fluids through tiny channels detect scarce circulating tumor cells, a tactic that could aid cancer patients
(pp. 28-29)
C&EN panelists and instrument industry editors pick new products that stand out
(pp. 31-33)
Method that measures glucose and lactate levels in tissues helps improve reconstructive surgery outcomes
(p.30)
Intriguing, discrete species with atom-mimicking properties may lead to new catalysts or materials
(pp. 24-25)
ACS Meeting News: Running common reactions in aqueous micelle solutions makes them significantly greener
(pp. 22-23)
Despite headwinds, scientific instrumentation executives expect an uptick in sales this year
(pp. 26-27)

Career & Employment

As they apply their expertise in the chemical sciences, women wrestle with obstacles to entrepreneurship
(pp. 41-44)
A fascination with medical polymer applications sparked her launch of an R&D incubator
Chemical industry veteran starts firm to make hard-to-find boron-based products
Chemist turns passion for helping people into an ethnic cosmetics start-up
Professor-turned-entrepreneur launches a contract research organization to meet growing pharma market needs

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