March 30, 2015 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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March 30, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 13
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March 30, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 13
Science and strategy are at play in the competition to get cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitors on the market
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Agency and House Science Committee come to terms over peer review (pp. 26-27)
Science & Technology
Despite currency concerns, tool fabricators at Pittcon look for strong sales in 2015 (pp. 33-38)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemists Gather In Denver

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry of Natural Resources’ was conference’s theme
(p.4)

Common Herbicide Used In Monsanto’s Roundup Deemed ‘Probably Carcinogenic’

World Health Organization agency reaches controversial conclusion about glyphosate
(p.5)

Molecule Claims Most Polar Title

ACS Meeting News: Fluorinated cyclohexane has extreme dipole moment
(p.5)

Sanofi Off-Loads R&D Activities In France To Evotec


Pharmaceuticals: Evotec set to take over R&D activities at Toulouse site and major screening compound library
(p.6)

Solid Catalyst Quickly Neutralizes Chemical Weapons

ACS Meeting News: Zr-based MOF hydrolyzes phosphate ester linkages in highly toxic nerve agent
(p.6)

DuPont CEO Kullman Seeks To Fend Off Activist Trian

Strategy: Company appeals to shareholders in fight over board seats
(p.7)

Opossum Peptides Could Provide Promising Antivenom

ACS Meeting News: Researchers engineer E. coli to create potent, inexpensive snakebite fighter
(p.7)

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Apple And Potato

Food: Agency says engineered versions are as safe and nutritious as conventional counterparts
(p.8)

Harnessing The Microbiome To Curb Hunger


ACS Meeting News: Microbes genetically engineered to produce appetite-suppressing chemicals keep mice slim

(p.8)

Light-Emitting Metallacycles Put Themselves Together

ACS Meeting News: Coordination-driven self-assembly leads to platinum-organic complexes for optoelectronic and biomedical applications
(p.9)

Middle School Students’ ‘Bee Aware’ Campaign Lands At White House Science Fair

Science Fair: Dozens of students present projects at event hosted by President Obama
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Coordination-driven self-assembly leads to platinum-organic complexes for optoelectronic and biomedical applications
A look at recent patenting activity in these “smart” materials, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.39)
Science and strategy are at play in the competition to get cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitors on the market
(pp. 10-14)
Despite currency concerns, tool fabricators at Pittcon look for strong sales in 2015
(pp. 33-38)

Career & Employment

Industry’s demand for analytical chemists is growing, but some worry whether the academic pipeline can keep pace
(pp. 42-43)