—ACS honors its 2018 Heroes of Chemistry “” Four teams of industrial chemical scientists, from AstraZeneca, DuPont, Pfizer, and Seattle Genetics, were honored with the 2018 Heroes of Chemistry awards during the ACS national meeting in Boston. Started in 1996, the Heroes program recognizes industrial chemical scientists whose innovative work has led to the development of commercially successful products ingrained with chemistry for the benefit of humankind. “The Heroes of Chemistry award honors the researchers who are often the unsung heroes in the lab, as well as the managers who support them,” says Diane Grob Schmidt, chair of the ACS Board Committee on Corporation Associates, which oversees the Heroes of Chemistry program. The AstraZeneca team is being honored for its development of Tagrisso (osimertinib), a targeted drug for patients with EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer.
by Linda Wang |
August 26, 2018