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Table of Contents

September 1999
Volume 8, Number 9

FEATURES

38 Dracula's Pharmacopeia: Harvesting Drugs from Blood
Whether for natural or engineered products, chromatography is key.
Mark S. Lesney and Lynn Willis
44 Pharmaceuticals Migrate Toward Capillary Electrophoresis
Pairing chromatography with a binding assay speeds drug discovery.
Ilene Schneider
48 Automation Accelerates Synthesis
Bench chemists become more productive with new organic reaction instruments.
Michael Sullivan

DEPARTMENTS

7 For Openers
Chromatography Rocks
James F. Ryan
9 Letters
Feedback from our readers
10 Update
News in brief: business, government, science
15 Computers in Chemistry
The Chromatography Data Processing Marketplace
Flexibility and ease of use are primary selling points.
Terrance A. Rooney
23 Lab Products Notebook
Flash Temperature Programming for Chromatography
Resistive heating for high-speed GC collapses analysis time.
S. MacDonald, C. Wood, K. LeBlanc, and D. Wheeler
29 Keeping Up
Meetings, conferences, and short courses
31 The Chemist's Bookshelf
Cosmography and Chromatography
Gary J. Weisel, Mark S. Lesney
33 Workplace Perspectives
Lab Design Resolves Space Conflict
How an architect and a group of chemists optimized available square footage
W. David Gibson
55 Industry Today
Separating Wheat from Chaff in the Patent Field
How to find out what's new in chromatography.
Lynn Willis
59 Health Perspectives
"Functional Foods" Hit Supermarket Shelves
Nutriceuticals arrive in the form of two cholesterol-lowering margarines.
Mary Ann Ryan
65 Personal Business
Online Investment Research: A Surfing Safari
To avoid drowning in data, choose the right Web sites.
Milton Zall
71 Regulations and You
Legally Defensible Data?
Don't assume you need environmental analysis from SW-846 methods.
Andrea Kinney
81 The Way We Were
Quest for Aluminum Revealed Route to Acetylene.
In 1892, electric-arc furnace pioneer Thomas Willson stumbled onto a way to make calcium carbide.
David M. Kiefer
84 Product Information
New products, literature, and Web sites
92 Lighter Elements
Humorous tales from readers' labs and lives . . . plus a cartoon.