TODAY'S CHEMIST AT WORK

Volume 6, Number 2

February 1997
Table of Contents

FEATURES

50 FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS GIRD TO FACE CHALLENGES FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUT
Clearly, there are a number of drivers bearing down on the food industry, not the least of which will be greater regulatory expectations in the not-so-distant future
Helen Gillespie

DEPARTMENTS

10 UPDATE
17 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
Setting up a corporate chemical information system (CIS)
Jaren J. Green
26 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
Regulations for chemists in the drug and biotech industries
Ira S. Krull, Christina Gendreau, and Michael E. Swartz
38 KEEPING UP
43 CHEMISTS AT WORK
So you want to be a consultant?
Corinne Marasco
60 INDUSTRY TODAY
The lure of Latin America
David M. Kiefer
70 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Sprucing up your skeleton
David M. Kiefer
80 PERSONAL BUSINESS
New law may let you boost your 401(k) contributions
Dickinson J. Miller
84 REGULATIONS AND YOU
The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996--and you
James Ryan
92 THE WAY WE WERE
How an iron-willed FDA officer averted a birth defect disaster
David M. Kiefer
101 NEW PRODUCTS
112 COMMENT
Prizes! Fame! Prestige!
Patrick P. McCurdy