The Thaw
Mar27

The Thaw

This week’s announcement that Albany Molecular Research Inc. will acquire Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals—a $41 million deal—has us on the verge of declaring a trend. You will recall that last October, AAIPharma purchased another Midwest active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) producer, Cambridge Major Laboratories. All we need is one more to feel that the black ice of overcapacity in pharmaceutical fine chemicals is finally starting...

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Last Week on CENtral Science: #ACSDallas smorgasbord and more
Mar24

Last Week on CENtral Science: #ACSDallas smorgasbord and more

Sorry for the belated round-up folks. Back to usual this Friday. In the meantime, enjoy this ACS national meeting-heavy roundup of CENtral Science goodness. Tweet of the week, from economist Paula Stephan’s chemistry job placement talk at #ACSDallas: We need a workforce educated in #STEM. That does not equate to a need for more PhDs, unless you give more $ to research. -Stephan #ACSDallas — Carmen Drahl (@carmendrahl) March 18,...

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Roundup of Wednesday #ACSDallas News
Mar20

Roundup of Wednesday #ACSDallas News

Here’s a roundup of news stories from the ACS national meeting in Dallas that C&EN published on Wednesday, 3/19: Teaching Zinc A New Trick Chemists revisit using zinc reagents as a means of transferring fluoroalkyl groups into synthetic building blocks and polymers Taking Cues From Nature En Route To Taxol Synthesis of an intermediate along the way to the cancer drug opens avenues to novel analogs Happy first day of spring and...

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Roundup of Tuesday #ACSDallas News
Mar19

Roundup of Tuesday #ACSDallas News

Here’s a roundup of news stories from the ACS national meeting in Dallas that C&EN published on Tuesday, 3/18: Reagent Assembles Ring Motifs Common In Drugs Method builds medium-sized nitrogen heterocycles with challenging substitution patterns Color-Changing Gels Track Food Quality Nano-based materials indicate age, temperature history of perishables Stay tuned for Carmen Drahl’s liveblogging of the new drug structures...

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This Week on CENtral Science: #ACSDallas, Terra Sig returns, and more!
Mar14

This Week on CENtral Science: #ACSDallas, Terra Sig returns, and more!

Tweet of the week: Hey, wait a second. Both are circular, but 2 pi r squared! http://t.co/WFefcpwOTJ pic.twitter.com/AekJDFYw3u — Slate (@Slate) March 14, 2014 To the network: ACS Meeting Updates (new!): #ACSDallas, Here We Come! Cleantech Chemistry: The Biology in Green Chemistry Fine Line: DCAT Week 2014 Grand CENtral: CENtral Science network update Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots Terra Sigillata: Colorado Marijuana Product...

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DCAT Week 2014
Mar14

DCAT Week 2014

Things could not have been more “up” at DCAT Week, the annual occupation of the Waldorf Astoria and environs by the Drug Chemicals and Allied Trades association that wrapped up last night. (Each March, DCAT hosts the largest black tie banquet of the year at the grand old hotel). Business in the pharmaceutical chemicals sector is up for the third year in a row, in fact, making for a kind of “up momentum”. While growth is not a major...

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