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Table of Contents

June 1998
Volume 7, Number 6

FEATURES

29 BIOTECH BLOOMS IN BAVARIA
The Analytica 1998 instrument show
James F. Ryan
34 AWARD-WINNING BIOCIDES ARE LEAN, MEAN, AND GREEN
In industrial marine applications, these toxic yet fast-degrading chemicals prevent pollution and make workplaces around the globe safer
Randall Frey
40 "BEYOND QUALITY" COMPANIES NAMED
The 1998 Readers' Choice Awards winners have been chosen by our readership
Bryan D. Tweedy

DEPARTMENTS

10 UPDATE
15 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
FDA issues Rx for software validation
Terrance A. Rooney
21 KEEPING UP
23 CHEMISTS AT WORK
In the job-hunting mode? Try a support group
John K. Borchardt
49 INDUSTRY TODAY
Chemical employment holds at "half a glass"
David M. Kiefer
53 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Your fate may be "in the cards," but lifestyle still counts
Trevor Smith
59 PERSONAL BUSINESS
"Kick the tires" before buying a small business
Dickinson J. Miller
63 REGULATIONS AND YOU
Finding food impostors: It's not just peanuts
Mary Ann Ryan
67 THE WAY WE WERE
Colonial chemistry: Embryo of an industry
David M. Kiefer
71 PROFILES IN CHEMISTRY
Once a wizard, always a wizard
Joan Moynihan
75 NEW PRODUCTS
84 COMMENT
The oil century
James F. Ryan