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Quote of the Week

"When urgent and important clash, nine out of 10 times urgent wins out."
J. BRIAN FERGUSON, CHAIRMAN, EASTMAN CHEMICALp. 26

June 22, 2009

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Highlights

Cover Story

Engineering Polymers

Nylon, polycarbonate, and ABS businesses have all been squeezed by the recession, but some will bounce back better than others. (pp. 15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21)

Government & Policy

Next-Generation Risk Assessment

EPA's plan to adopt in vitro methods for toxicity testing gets mixed reviews from stakeholders. (pp. 30-33)

Science & Technology

Heavy-Hydrogen Drugs Turn Heads, Again (Member Content)

Firms seek to improve drug candidates by selective deuterium substitution. (pp. 36-39)

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News Of The Week

Building HIV's Curvaceous Coat p. 8

Study shows how hexameric CA protein bends to form capsid's curvy shape.

Online Discovery p. 9

Lilly launches website to find new drug candidates.

Plant Protection Faces Scrutiny p. 9

Chemical makers question technology mandate before Congress.

Huntsman Trial Begins p. 10

Chemical maker and two banks tussle over failed merger.

Feeling The Heat p. 10

Federal science report tracks current global-warming impacts, future trends for the U.S.

Regulating Tobacco p. 11

Historic legislation gives FDA authority to limit, remove harmful chemicals in products.

Generics For Biologics p. 11

Federal Trade Commission favors earlier generic competition for protein drugs.

Balancing DNA Pathways p. 12

Study clarifies link between DNA repair and triplet-repeat expansion.

Shipping Malaria's Weapons p. 12

Parasite uses biomachinery to get hostile proteins into human red blood cells.

Business

Drugmakers Bond On Supply Safety pp. 24-25 (Member Content)

Rx-360, a consortium of pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers, hopes to foster shared audits.

A New Approach pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

Chemical industry association shifts to internet for communication.

Business Concentrates pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

  • Countries, Gates Commit $1.5 Billion To Vaccines
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of Italy, Canada, Russia, Norway, and the U.K. have delivered $1.5 billion to the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) program...
  • Georgia Gulf Wins Time From Creditors
  • Struggling chemical maker Georgia Gulf has negotiated with debt holders to delay payment of $34.5 million in bond interest, originally due on April 15, to July 15...
  • Ascent Goes Long With Thin Film
  • Thin-film photovoltaics firm Ascent Solar has manufactured a 5-meter-long, flexible solar module on a polyimide substrate...
  • Dow Partners With Saudi University
  • Dow Chemical has entered a strategic relationship with the soon-to-be-opened King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, in Saudi Arabia...
  • BASF Is Closing Polystyrene Unit
  • BASF is closing an expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Tarragona, Spain, by August. Some 85 workers will be affected by the decision...
  • BASF Strikes Deal On Trimethylolpropane
  • BASF is mothballing its trimethylolpropane (TMP) plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and entering a marketing and sales agreement with Fabbrica Adesivi Resine...
  • Bayer Licenses OLED Technology
  • Bayer MaterialScience has signed a licensing agreement with Add-Vision that gives it the right to make polymer-based organic light-emitting-diode displays...
  • Huntsman Fights And Cooperates In India
  • A court in Mumbai has granted Huntsman Corp. an injunction against a local reactive dye maker...
  • GSK Makes pact With India's Dr. Reddy's
  • GlaxoSmithKline has formed an alliance with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories under which it will market some of the Indian company's products in emerging markets...
  • Watson Buying Arrow In Generics Deal
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals has agreed to acquire privately held Arrow Group for $1.75 billion in cash and stock...
  • R&D Collaboration Targets Alzheimer's
  • Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate with Vitae Pharmaceuticals on the R&D of beta-secretase inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease...
  • Lonza Gets Elusys and Land In India
  • Lonza will use its gene expression technology to produce Anthim, a monoclonal antibody targeting anthrax infections, for Elusys Therapeutics...
  • Business Roundup
  • Arkema, Air Liquide will spend $35 million in Chengdu, Evonik Industries will expand, Strem Chemicals will distribute, Adimab, GlaxoSmithKline and Synta Pharmaceuticals, Wayne State University and Michigan Technology & Research Institute, Ipsen, Tibotec...

Meetings

238th ACS National Meeting pp. 47-82

List of technical symposia, with "Chemistry & Global Security" theme highlighted, and general meeting information for Washington, D.C.

Government & Policy

Next-Generation Risk Assessment pp. 30-33

EPA's plan to adopt in vitro methods for toxicity testing gets mixed reviews from stakeholders.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 28 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

Offer Your Service—The Benefits Are Endless! p. 44 (Member Content)

Reel Science

Moon

An astronaut away on a three-year gig in outer space...

Science & Technology

Heavy-Hydrogen Drugs Turn Heads, Again pp. 36-39 (Member Content)

Firms seek to improve drug candidates by selective deuterium substitution.

Probing For In-Body Ozone pp. 40-42 (Member Content)

Molecule hunters need better traps to prove that a wily oxygen species is made in the flesh.

Deciphering Herapath's Crystal p. 43 (Member Content)

An interest in history led one chemist to the light-polarizing material that enabled sunglasses, filters.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

Editor's Page

Climate-Change News p. 3

The science of anthropogenic climate change is becoming increasingly well established....

The Departments

Letters pp. 6-7 (Member Content)

Newscripts p. 40

Mark Trail Chemistry, Chemistry In Haiti

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