January 19, 2004 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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January 19, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 3
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January 19, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 3
Fine chemicals companies grapple with the intricacies of supplying chemicals and services to the pharmaceutical industry
By A. Maureen Rouhi
(pp. 25-40)
Features
Career & Employment
ECONOMY: Recovery from dip in payrolls is not yet in sight for chemists and others 
Science & Technology
Large collections of ribosome-synthesized peptidomimetics could lead to a range of products  (pp. 64-68)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: CUSTOM CHEMICALS

ASIAN COMPETITION GATHERS STRENGTH
High quality and low cost are a combination that Western firms are finding hard to beat
(pp. 48-50)
STAYING IN THE LEAD
Differentiation based on technology is becoming more and more difficult
(pp. 48-50)
INFORMEX TURNS 20 IN LAS VEGAS
SOCMA President Acker reminisces and looks to the trade show's future--and the industry's
(pp. 53-54)
 

News of the Week

AT 2003 CLOSE, JOBS DATA DISAPPOINT

ECONOMY: Recovery from dip in payrolls is not yet in sight for chemists and others
(p.11)

DOW'S WOOD SUCCEEDS CALARCO

Wood wants to improve Crompton’s standing with investors
(p.12)

BUSH CALLS FOR RETURN TO MOON

Plan will focus space station research on effects of space on human biology
(p.13)

RIGID POLYMERS PACKED WITH PORES

Macromolecular microporous solids have exceptionally high surface areas
(p.13)

IRAQI THREAT CALLED DISTORTION

President Bush, aides reportedly twisted intelligence to support war
(p.14)

COMPOUNDS FIGHT ARTERY NARROWING

With few side effects in mice, molecules target key atherosclerotic enzyme
(p.15)

SPECIAL ELECTION CANDIDATES

Director-at-large slate is finalized for interim special election
(p.15)
 

Departments

Science & Technology

NUTS AND BOLTS
(p.45)
Differentiation based on technology is becoming more and more difficult
(pp. 48-50)
High quality and low cost are a combination that Western firms are finding hard to beat
(pp. 48-50)
SOCMA President Acker reminisces and looks to the trade show's future--and the industry's
(pp. 53-54)
Fine chemicals companies grapple with the intricacies of supplying chemicals and services to the pharmaceutical industry
(pp. 25-40)
NEW SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES FOR THE CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE
(p.74)
Large collections of ribosome-synthesized peptidomimetics could lead to a range of products
(pp. 64-68)
Seafood contaminant moves through the body, often posturing as benign molecule
(pp. 70-71)

Newscripts

(p.96)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.7)