Issue Date: January 8, 2007
Materia has signed a nonexclusive agreement to license its metathesis catalyst platform to Merck & Co. Materia calls its technology "a powerful tool for the efficient synthesis of novel druglike compounds."
GFS Chemicals is launching product lines based on high-valence and low-valence metal chemistry. The company says the two lines are based on 13 years of expertise transferred from the University of Dayton.
Bayer MaterialScience says it is now able to supply toluene diisocyanate products in North America. The company declared force majeure in September following an explosion at its Baytown, Texas, TDI plant. Reconstruction of the damaged unit was completed ahead of schedule, it says.
Regis Technologies will begin offering supercritical fluid chromatography in April. Regis purchased a Thar SFC Method System from Thar Technologies, in Pittsburgh, and has agreed to operate as a demonstration site for Thar's equipment.
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