February 8, 2010 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 8, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 6
February 8, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 6
After struggling through 2009, contract manufacturers are 
honing their strategies and hoping for a better 2010
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-20)
Companies score big deals but still struggle with regulatory authorities (pp. 30-33)
Science & Technology
Reprogramming the fate of cells with small molecules (pp. 50-53)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

Taking Over Big Pharma Plants
For better or worse, pharma chemical 
suppliers are repurposing former drug company plants as custom manufacturing facilities
(pp. 21-26)

News of the Week

Science Wins In 2011 Budget

Federal Spending: Nondefense R&D jumps 6% in president’s request even as overall R&D remains flat

Amantadine’s Double Bind

Mode of Action: New finding on flu drug’s binding to virus proton channel could aid drug design

Gates Supports Vaccines Again

Funding: Major grant will advance vaccine research and distribution in poor countries

More R&D Cuts From Big Pharma

Employment: GSK, AstraZeneca, Pfizer slash research jobs, spending

Reaction-Driven Mixing

Fluid Dynamics: Chemical interactions drive convection and stirring

Latin American Firms Globalize

Outward Reach: Mexican and Brazilian chemical companies acquire internationally

Promising To Control Emissions

Climate Change: U.S., China, others pledge to limit greenhouse gases

Lax About Nanomaterial Handling

Exposure: many protective measures are not being utilized, survey shows

Progesterone Proof

Natural Products: New evidence confirms suspicion that plants can also make well-known hormone



Government & Policy

Forum yields comments on making articles containing federally funded research results freely available
(pp. 41-43)
Latest “Science & Engineering Indicators” shows R&D global trends shifting east
(pp. 44-46)


Learning how to make lab demonstration videos can pay off for instructors and students
(pp. 56-58)
Simple tips can make filming lab demos go smoothly
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Instructional multimedia can tap the wisdom of the masses
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Career & Employment

Pharma firms are seeking adaptable scientists with the aptitudes to meet new business needs
(pp. 65-67)