Read about the movers and shakers of the chemical industry in September 2023.
The alternating periods of light and darkness we experience as the Earth rotates about its axis have changed considerably over time. A gradual slowing of our planet’s rate of rotation has resulted in the average duration of a 24-hour day increasing by some 1.8 milliseconds every century. Read the book review.
The trouble with climate change used to be short-termism. The catastrophe was predicted for a future that lay further away than the next election, so most politicians feared the issue as a potential vote loser. They didn’t dare to ask anybody to make sacrifices or incur costs for the benefits of future generations.
The infectious diseases market is forecast to grow at 5.7% CAGR between 2023 and 2029 to reach $150bn in annual sales. The key players: Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and GSK, are expected to collectively generate 62% of total sales.
Read the organic chemistry highlights for September 2023 written by G. Richard Stephenson, University of East Anglia, UK.
Read the latest applied chemistry highlights for July 2023 by Nigel P Freestone | University of Northampton, UK.
It used to be simple – or at least relatively straightforward. Big Pharma relied on ‘blockbuster’ drugs to provide profits and financial support for R&D. Then biotech became the ‘next big thing’ with small start-up companies, often spin-outs from university research and funded by venture capitalists. Read the full article.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been attracting negative headlines in recent months. But from a manufacturing perspective such technology is indispensable for firms seeking to remain competitive in their respective industry sectors. With advances in AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), the manufacturing sector is undergoing a transformative shift.
For most of human history, bacterial infections have been a leading cause of disease and death. Given this, it is hardly surprising that antibacterial treatments have been developed many times by different cultures at different points in human history.
The latest business digest for C&I Issue 9 2023 with all the latest mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry.