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April 1998
Volume 7, Number 4

FEATURES

37 IS BIOINSTRUMENTATION THE ONLY WAY TO GROW?
The life sciences market may be booming, but not all companies need to squeeze in
Alexander Nibley
42 BREATHLESS AND RUSHED AT PITTCON
What it takes to cover the largest analytical instrument show in America
James F. Ryan and Bryan D. Tweedy
43 DROPPING IN ON PITTCON VIA THE WEB
Couldn't make the New Orleans scene? With the help of ChemCenter, you could have been a "virtual visitor"
Sarah Nash and Randall Frey

DEPARTMENTS

8 LETTERS
10 UPDATE
15 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
Which windows? It's a clear choice, if. . .
Terrance A. Rooney
23 KEEPING UP
29 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Escaping the underemployment blues
John K. Borchardt
63 INDUSTRY TODAY
Chemical production fails to keep pace
David M. Kiefer
67 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Researchers debate knee problems
Trevor Smith
73 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Investment clubs are way into Wall Street
Dickinson J. Miller
79 REGULATIONS AND YOU
EPA shifts into performance gear
Andrea Kinney and Birgit Caliandro
87 THE WAY WE WERE
Synthetic leather wasn't a shoe-in
David M. Kiefer
91 NEW PRODUCTS
106 COMMENT
Data dump
James F. Ryan