AMRI, a global pharmaceutical CDMO headquartered in Albany, New York, has appointed LabCorp’s John Ratliff as CEO. He succeeds Michael Mulhern, who has been appointed chairman of the AMRI board of directors.
Although this book, intended primarily for historians of chemistry, contains the proceedings of an international conference on the history of chemistry held in Portugal in 2015, it incorporates many novel and sometimes even offbeat ideas that will be of interest to a non-specialist readership.
Fusion built the elements of the Periodic Table and enabled the formation of stars, planets and life in the Universe
The principal message of Charles Darwin’s treatise On the origin of species published in 1859 is that all animals, including humans, evolved from earlier species via natural selection.
A new antibiotic holds promise for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs). Phase 2 clinical trials by UK drug discovery company Summit Therapeutics show the antibiotic ridinilazole significantly outperforms the current treatment: vancomycin.
As India faces the prospect of feeding 1.6bn people by 2050, the country is turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to weed out inefficiencies in national agriculture.
Mexican petrochemicals producer Alpek has acquired Lotte Chemical UK, which operates a 350,000t/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Wilton.
In late December 2019, US antibiotic maker Melinta was forced into bankruptcy.
Silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns, including words, textures and images as intricate as a QR code or a fingerprint, are now available (Y. Wang, B. J. Kim, B. Peng, W. Li, Y. Wang, M. Li, F. G. Omenetto; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911563116).
With more renewable energy going into electricity grids, energy storage solutions are increasingly needed to balance supply and demand, Anthony King reports