June 11, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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June 11, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 24
June 11, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 24
A growing number of companies are researching and developing pharmaceuticals tailor-made for Chinese patients
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 10-14)
With test flights behind them, airlines push for more production of biobased jet fuel (pp. 18-21)
Career & Employment
Biotech jobs are going begging because new Ph.D.s lack the industry experience that companies want (pp. 49-51)
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Government & Policy

Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki is up for renomination and Allison M. Macfarlane is the White House choice for NRC chair
EPA lays out how it anticipates using computational toxicology data for regulatory decisions
(pp. 32-33)


More and more of the nation’s top universities bring their course work to the masses at no cost
(pp. 44-45)

Career & Employment

Biotech jobs are going begging because new Ph.D.s lack the industry experience that companies want
(pp. 49-51)

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