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February 22, 2017

Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive

February 22, 2017

Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff

February 15, 2017

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their strength from cation-π interactions between amino acids, study suggests

February 15, 2017

Elementis invests in antiperspirant actives

British firm to pay $360 million for maker of aluminum salts

February 15, 2017

Avantium eyes $100 million IPO

Will use funds to help build its first biobased chemical plant

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