April 27, 2015 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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April 27, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 17
April 27, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 17
The same big companies in C&EN’s ranking continued to dominate the analytical and lab instruments market in 2014
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-13)
Contract producers gauge the pipeline to size their plants and fill out their services (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
Cured-in-place pipe beneath roadways leaches chemicals into waterways (pp. 28-29)
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ACS News

Forensics specialist leverages her analytical chemistry training in her work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Three stellar ACS members show deep dedication to students
(pp. 35-36)

Science & Technology

Cured-in-place pipe beneath roadways leaches chemicals into waterways
(pp. 28-29)
ACS Meeting News: Thanks to new genetic discoveries and animal models, researchers are finally making headway toward therapies
(pp. 30-31)
A look at recent patenting activity in medical applications of quantum dots, brought to you by C&EN and CAS

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