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Volume 86, Number 13: March 31, 2008

Cover Story

Building Businesses

Turning university research into products takes time, money, and initiative as four nanotechnology companies' experiences show.

Indexes Track Pool Of Public Nanotech Companies Web Exclusive

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News of the Week

Silicon Circuits That Fold and Stretch

Devices could have novel biomedical applications.

Cargill, Materia Launch New Firm

Elevance will make specialty chemicals from vegetable oils.

New Leadership For Safety Board

Increased staff and more outreach, investigations planned.

New Twist On Amyloids

Handedness hints at how peptides organize.

Manufacturing Setback

Cambrex is hit by customer's pharmaceutical recall FDA identifies adulterant in drug lots associated with adverse reactions.

Congress Investigates Tainted Heparin

Lawmakers say FDA's ability to perform foreign inspections is woefully inadequate.

The Secret Of Ivy's Sticking Power

Creeping vine secretes adhesive nanoparticles.


Chemical Educators Overcome Obstacles

Professors who research chemical education surmount early skepticism to pursue a career they love.

Resources For Chemical Educators

Doctoral programs, networking organizations, and a variety of publications cater to the field. Web Exclusive


Deciphering Nanoethics

Book is a guide to the future even if the ethical questions have not yet matured

ACS News

ACS Comment

In pursuit of global solutions.

Isotope Production Honored In Tennessee

Oak Ridge National Laboratory gets ACS chemical landmark status.

ACS Pharma Roundtable Awards in Green Chemistry


Using PowerPoint To Your Advantage

By adopting a storytelling technique, you can improve your presentation's impact.

The Departments



» Business

March 31, 2008

Building A Better Nose

Analytical instrument makers sniff out markets where complex aromas matter.

Sweden's Perstorp Springs Ahead

Metamorphosis changes miniconglomerate into a more focused specialties company.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

March 31, 2008

Budget Bind

FDA's responsibilities have grown, but its resources have not kept pace.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

March 31, 2008

Fertilizing The Ocean With Iron

Large-scale experiments will determine whether plankton can battle climate change.

Digital Briefs

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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