April 4, 2005 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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April 4, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 14
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April 4, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 14
A look at three pharmaceutical outsourcing relationships shows that change is a constant in the biotech industry
By Michael McCoy
Features
Government & Policy
2-D method directly measures electronic coupling in a photosynthetic complex 
Science & Technology
ACS MEETING NEWS: Biogeochemists hope to unearth how certain microbes live in seemingly inhospitable places (pp. 60-63)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: PHARMA OUTSOURCING

REVIVING AN OLD DRUG
CASE STUDY #1: Critical Therapeutics relaunches an asthma drug with the help of Rhodia manufacturing
(p.34)
REAL SCIENCE
CASE STUDY #2: Ricerca provides a virtual drug company with both biology and chemistry
(p.39)
CHANGING HANDS
CASE STUDY #3: Abbott's contract group weathers the sale of a customer to a competitor
(p.43)
 

News of the Week

Shedding Light On Photosynthesis

2-D method directly measures electronic coupling in a photosynthetic complex
(p.11)

Arsenic Rooted From Water

Powdered water hyacinth roots rapidly remove arsenic from water
(p.12)

Troubled Rhodia Takes More Hits

French firm faces criminal probe, accusations of fiscal improprieties
(p.12)

EPA Revises Risk Guidelines

Agency will analyze all available data in assessing the risk of carcinogens
(p.13)

Ecosystems In Decline, UN Finds

Report says global ecological damage threatens efforts to eradicate poverty
(p.14)

Escape Tactics

Sea hare sows confusion among enemies with chemical smoke screen
(p.14)

Enzyme Finds, Fixes Flawed DNA

Structure reveals how DNA repair enzyme knows what to fix
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Nicholas Piramal strives to make custom manufacturing its core, not an add-on to generics
(pp. 21-24)
Government of island nation strives to expand industrial development
(pp. 26-27)
The company isn't hiding the reasons that it is raking in cash in the petrochemical upturn
(p.30)
CASE STUDY #1: Critical Therapeutics relaunches an asthma drug with the help of Rhodia manufacturing
(p.34)
CASE STUDY #2: Ricerca provides a virtual drug company with both biology and chemistry
(p.39)
CASE STUDY #3: Abbott's contract group weathers the sale of a customer to a competitor
(p.43)
A look at three pharmaceutical outsourcing relationships shows that change is a constant in the biotech industry
(p.33)
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Government & Policy

Much controversy surrounds U.S. plans for defeating a possible influenza pandemic
(pp. 47-52)
Concerns regarding REACH, nanomaterials, biomonitoring voiced at GlobalChem meeting
(pp. 53-58)

Books

Education

ACS MEETING NEWS: Science educators enhance the appeal of chemistry for nonmajors and majors alike
(pp. 65-68)