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February 28, 2005
Vol. 83, Iss. 9

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  Table of Contents
February 28, 2005
Volume 83, Number 9
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS
Big pharma reorganizes clinical trials with high-tech tools and streamlined business processes.
   


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  NOVARTIS
With recent acquisitions topping $8.3 billion, drugmaker will take the lead in generics.

LEGISLATION
Most large, multistate class-action lawsuits will be shifted into federal courts.

CAGED CARBENE
Scientists trap a carbene inside a cage molecule, stabilizing it at room temperature.

PROTEIN BOOST
High-yield membrane protein production gets a push from a novel bacterial membrane protein.

ACQUISITION
Codexis buys Germany's Jülich Fine Chemicals, maker of enzymes and chiral intermediates.

PERCHLORATE
Safe daily dose for human ingestion accepted by EPA will guide cleanup of Superfund sites.

DYNAMITE ALGAE
Certain types of seaweed efficiently absorb TNT in contaminated coastal waters.

COX-2 INHIBITORS
FDA faces a tough decision over whether to allow Bextra, Celebrex, and Vioxx to remain on the market.

ENGINEERING PRIZES
Biochemist Leland Clark Jr. is honored for developing a variety of biosensors.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Chemical companies sampled by C&EN finish fifth straight quarter of above-40% earnings increases.

POLYLACTIC ACID
High hopes for commodity polymer derived from corn didn't pan out, but appeal is expected to grow.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

RISK REVIEW
EPA braces for a slew of data on hundreds of high-production-volume chemicals.

MERCURY REGULATIONS
Decades pass before coal-fired utilities must install technology to reduce mercury emissions.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

INFLUENZA VACCINES
Developers have to stay ahead of major genetic changes in flu viruses that can result in global pandemics.

BIOPHYSICS HIGHLIGHTS
Annual meeting includes debut of structural techniques and discovery of reagents for glycobiology.

INSIGHTS
Some people have become blasé about space exploration, but there's still a lot to discover.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For The Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  Education  
 

COACh
Success of workshops for women chemists extends to other academic communities.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

ACS TSUNAMI RESPONSE

2004 Chemagination Winners Announced

COMMENT - THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE BOARD

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

Call for Nominations For ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship

Inventors Recognized In Hall Of Fame

Two Chemists Garner Catalysis Prizes

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Women In Science

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

PEOPLE

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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 






NEWS OF THE WEEK
PROTEIN BOOST

NEWS OF THE WEEK
DYNAMITE ALGAE

BUSINESS
POLYLACTIC ACID

COVER STORY
PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
MERCURY REGULATIONS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
BIOPHYSICS HIGHLIGHTS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
INFLUENZA VACCINES