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June 14, 2004
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  Table of Contents
June 14, 2004
Volume 82, Number 24
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
CHIRAL CHEMISTRY
Traditional methods thrive because numerous hurdles, including tough luck, slow down the commercialization of catalytic processes.
 
COVER: Chiral Technologies photo
 

  Latest News  
  BIO 2004
In San Francisco, biotechnology pioneers take stock at industry’s annual conference.

GASLESS HYDROGENATION
Laboratory process uses H2 and supercritical CO2 generated in situ.

ETHICS AT FDA
Agency review finds that employees comply with conflict-of-interest rules.

KEY PLAYER IN ASTHMA
In humans, researchers link chitinase to the inflammation pathway of asthma.

GENERICS ACQUISITION
Novartis will pay $565 million for Canada’s Sabex Holdings.

CONTROLLED HYDROXYLATION
Enzyme’s active-site structure lets it oxidize hydrocarbons without harming itself.

NANOTUBE LOGIC
Single-wall carbon nanotubes will underpin high-end computer chips.

SARIN CONFIRMED
Sophisticated lab tests uphold field tests fingering nerve agent in Iraqi roadside bomb.

METABOLIC ENGINEERING
Researchers modify fungus to produce powerful parasite-killing agents.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
After several bad years, nonpharma contract firms see signs of recovery.

WUXI PHARMATECH
Contract research firm in China is only three years old but is attracting top talent and proving to be an unmitigated success.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

NANOTECHNOLOGY
Health and safety concerns are on the agenda of Institute of Medicine workshop.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

IRELAND INVESTS IN TOP-CLASS SCIENCE
Science Foundation Ireland programs are geared to biotechnology, information technology.

WORLDWIDE SCIENCE
Growth in scientific papers is mostly in Europe and Asia.

FLUORINE IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Polyfluorinated alcohols are the likely source of persistent and potentially toxic perfluorocarboxylic acids.

 
 
 

  Books  
  ARTFUL SCIENCE
Three books enable nonscientists to see artistic aspects of an unfamiliar world.
 
 
 

  ACS News  
  CHEMISTRY LEADERS MEET IN TOKYO
Officers of six major international chemical societies have common problems, work together

NESACS Exchange Program On A Roll

Casey Addresses Delaware Legislature

PORTLAND SECTION JUDGES INTEL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS

 
 
 

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