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August 3, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 31
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August 3, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 31
The flourishing biotech culture is creating opportunities—and challenges—for small companies and job seekers
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(p.13)
Features
Business
Project to degrade pharmaceuticals with enzymes falls short but could yet be made commercially viable (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
By recreating experiments that are hundreds of years old, researchers hope to understand the past by experiencing it firsthand (pp. 35-37)
Back Issues
 
Keeping Up With The Pack In Boston
Biotech and pharma companies race to set up shop in the city’s flourishing life sciences scene
(pp. 14-17)
Life-Sciences-Focused Chemists Find New Job Opportunities In Boston
Drug and biotech firms’ are generating jobs for chemists willing to tackle new roles
(pp. 18-21)
 

News of the Week

Philae Probe Sniffs Out Comet's Chemistry

Astroscience: Researchers analyze the dust and vapor on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and find it contains organic molecules never-before-detected on a comet
(p.7)

Belgium’s Solvay Acquires Cytec

Acquisition: Firm to pay $5.5 billion to become major supplier of composites for the transportation sector
(p.8)

Striding Toward A Climate Deal

International Negotiations: Draft agreement narrows focus of talks on key details
(p.8)

Chemical Facility Security Program Improves

Anti-Terrorism: Department of Homeland Security effort still faces challenges, congressional investigators find
(p.9)

Designer Ribosome Works In Live Cells

Synthetic Biology: Researchers engineer entire protein-making complex for first time
(p.9)

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: ACS president-elect, directors-at-large, and District I and V directors will be decided
(p.10)

New Target For Rett Syndrome

Drug Development: Inhibiting phosphatase improves disease symptoms in mice
(p.10)

Strong Dollar Hurts Chemical Sales But Profits Stable In Second Quarter

Finance: Chemical firms tout operating efficiency and demand for specialty products
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees tout smart decision-making, strong partnerships
(p.28)
After 15 years as part of Dow, Angus Chemical heads out as an independent firm
(pp. 26-27)
Project to degrade pharmaceuticals with enzymes falls short but could yet be made commercially viable
(pp. 24-25)
Biotech and pharma companies race to set up shop in the city’s flourishing life sciences scene
(pp. 14-17)
The flourishing biotech culture is creating opportunities—and challenges—for small companies and job seekers
(p.13)

ACS News

Continual measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide led to a clearer understanding of climate change
(p.42)
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Science & Technology

The organic chemist discusses his automated chemical synthesizer
(p.40)
Study in India suggests that the toxic element is making people there more vulnerable to the disease visceral leishmaniasis
(pp. 38-39)
By recreating experiments that are hundreds of years old, researchers hope to understand the past by experiencing it firsthand
(pp. 35-37)
Espacio: Los espectrómetros de masas del módulo de aterrizaje revelan la inesperada presencia de moléculas orgánicas en 67P.
(p.7)

Career & Employment

Drug and biotech firms’ are generating jobs for chemists willing to tackle new roles
(pp. 18-21)

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