Structure Error Caused Cancer Drug Mix-up

Drug Discovery: An old mistake led two companies to pursue patenting and developing the same promising anticancer compound Stu Borman A long-standing chemical structure error threatened the validity of a patent on an anticancer drug candidate about to enter human clinical trials this year. The compound, called TRAIL-inducing compound 10 (TIC10), is being developed under […]

Trailblazer And Mentor

Bethany Halford Stephen J. Lippard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology took home the 2014 Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor. A pioneer in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, Lippard has shepherded legions of students to careers in chemistry. Credit: Rick Friedman

Chemical Deals Engine Revs Up

Strategy: Mergers and acquisitions activity increased in 2014 Alexander H. Tullo After a few slow years, chemical deal-making lurched back into motion in 2014. The year also saw a return of large transactions, something that the industry hadn’t seen much of since before the financial crisis in 2008. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, a total of $61.8 […]

World Chemical Production at a Glance

Industry Growth: In terms of annual production growth, Asia and the Middle East charged ahead this year. Alexander H. Tullo Source: American Chemistry Council

U.S. Destroys Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Landmark Mission: Regime’s most lethal warfare agents are neutralized at sea Glenn Hess In an unprecedented seaborne operation, U.S. military and civilian engineers successfully neutralized the deadliest components of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile this summer aboard a government cargo ship. While sailing in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, the crew eliminated 581.5 metric […]