Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society
 

October 31, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 43
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October 31, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 43
Young companies powered by chemistry
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(p.25)
Features
Government & Policy
FDA signals intent to regulate semisynthetic dietary ingredient as a drug (pp. 16-17)
Education
A handful of courses help researchers navigate the landscape of internet communication (pp. 21-22)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: 10 Start-Ups to Watch

The class of 2015: Where are they now?
An update on the diverse technologies featured last year
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AgriMetis
A nimble research approach nets new crop protection chemicals
(p.26)
Continuus Pharmaceuticals
Improving efficiency with end-to-end drug manufacturing
(p.27)
DiCE Molecules
Using a DNA-directed iterative process to find drug leads
(p.28)
Inpria
Bringing new chemistry to solve a chip-making problem
(p.29)
Kyulux
Enabling the full rainbow of colors in organic light-emitting diode displays
(p.30)
Lodo Therapeutics
Mining bacterial genomes for novel natural products
(p.31)
NuMat Technologies
Exploiting metal-organic frameworks to improve gas storage
(p.32)
Olivo Laboratories
Polymeric second skin erases signs of aging and provides a protective layer for skin conditions
(p.33)
PolySpectra
Photo-activated olefin metathesis enables 3-D printing of structural components
(p.34)
Silatronix
Making lithium-ion batteries safer and more reliable
(p.35)
 

News of the Week

Long-sought atmospheric intermediate detected

Study helps confirm 43-year-old mechanistic proposal for CO2-forming reaction
(p.4)

3-D printer builds heart-on-a-chip device

Device coupling living tissue and sensors could one day screen drugs
(p.5)

Heat-shock proteins have unrecognized roles in cells

This family of cellular paramedics doesn’t just help peptide chains fold; it also assists mature, folded proteins to get their jobs done
(p.5)

ExoMars orbiter ready to map trace gases

Although Schiaparelli lander crashed, mission’s orbiter will take data around red planet for next four years
(p.6)

First-ever solid-state iron-bismuth compound created

Elusive species completes iron pnictide series
(p.6)

Asthma patients could stop wheezing thanks to worm spit

Protein secreted by hookworms helps block immune responses associated with asthma in mice
(p.7)

Formaldehyde protects lignin during biomass processing

Simple treatment keeps natural polymer from turning into sludge
(p.7)

Dow, DuPont raise earnings amid demand for cars, houses, and food

Chemical firms beat lackluster global economy by selling into consumer markets
(p.10)

Firms aim to fathom diseases

Genomics Medicine Ireland and BlackThorn Therapeutics get venture support for understanding diseases
(p.10)

Antitrust review delays ChemChina’s Syngenta purchase

Regulators appear to be preparing a closer look at this deal amid massive agriculture consolidation
(p.11)

BASF explosion impact lingers

Marketplace impact continues during investigation
(p.11)

XPrize seeks water from the air

Foundation to award $1.75 million to developer of cheap technology
(p.11)

Chemical Safety Board says multiple errors led to fatal accident

Two workers died in 2013 Williams Olefin chemical plant explosion
(p.14)

Chlorine gas released in Kansas distillery chemical mix-up

U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigating accident
(p.14)

New weapons in the fight against fungal wilt

C&EN and CAS examine the intellectual property behind the fight against fusarium wilt disease
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Departments

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Business

An update on the diverse technologies featured last year
Web Exclusive
Improving efficiency with end-to-end drug manufacturing
(p.27)
Exploiting metal-organic frameworks to improve gas storage
(p.32)
Polymeric second skin erases signs of aging and provides a protective layer for skin conditions
(p.33)
Young companies powered by chemistry
(p.25)
Enabling the full rainbow of colors in organic light-emitting diode displays
(p.30)
Bringing new chemistry to solve a chip-making problem
(p.29)
Ticino blends Italian entrepreneurialism with Swiss efficiency
(pp. 18-20)
Photo-activated olefin metathesis enables 3-D printing of structural components
(p.34)
A nimble research approach nets new crop protection chemicals
(p.26)
Using a DNA-directed iterative process to find drug leads
(p.28)
Mining bacterial genomes for novel natural products
(p.31)
Making lithium-ion batteries safer and more reliable
(p.35)

Education

A handful of courses help researchers navigate the landscape of internet communication
(pp. 21-22)