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  • 02 Apr 2022 2:39 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    We have been approaching the complete human genome since 1990. Today, the new studies published in Science, scientists have resolved the most critical sequencing problem and obtained the complete human genome sequence, which may push our understanding on human growth and disease development to the next level.

  • 19 Feb 2022 8:55 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    “Using Performance Testing to Understand the Benefits of Flavor Delivery Systems in Food Applications”
    Carolyn Crosby, Research Investigator, Performance Insights and Adam Toth, Senior Manager, Delivery and Material Technology, International Flavors and Fragrance (IFF), Research & Development
    For more information and to register go to our website at:

  • 19 Feb 2022 8:17 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    Our speakers are:

    - “California-Native Elderflowers: How the Volatile Profile Changes with Post-Harvest Processing”, Katie Uhl, PhD Candidate in Food Science, University of California, Davis

    - “Comparative Analysis of a Variety of Chili Peppers including Synthesized Compounds and Sensory Evaluation”, Neil C. Da Costa, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

    For more information and to register go to our website at :

  • 14 Feb 2022 8:07 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    Firms report strong 2021 results, contemplate deals in the year ahead. (C&EN, Feb 10, 2022)

    Chemical earnings table for 2021.

  • 03 Jan 2022 5:35 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    Synthesis on Scale:
    Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Friday, January 14th, 2022 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM EST Remote via Zoom

    Registration is now open!


    Fabrice Gallou, Novartis Distinguished Scientist – Director, Science & Technology, Chemical Development, Novartis

    Title: Sustainability as a driver for innovation

    Megan Smyth, Technical Leader – Custom and Flow Chemistry, Department of Technology, Almac Sciences, NI.

    Title: Utilising Technology to Deliver Superior Solutions – a CDMO’s Perspective

    Candice L. Joe, Principal Scientist – Chemical Process Development, Technologies Group, Bristol Myers Squibb

    Title: Development of a Scalable Negishi Cross Coupling Process

    Matthew G. Beaver, Principal Scientist – Pivotal & Commercial Synthetics, Amgen 

    Title: The Role of Continuous Manufacturing to Advance Amgen’s Synthetic Portfolio

  • 21 Dec 2021 7:38 PM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    With researchers back in the swing of things, we review the year’s top trends, fascinating findings, memorable molecules, and more

    Including: Molecules of the year, Notable numbers, Delightful discoveries, Research trends of 2021 and What to watch for in 2022


  • 21 Dec 2021 10:58 AM | Youwen Xu (Administrator)

    Sending atmospheric CO2 into underground methane hydrates could clean the air and create revenue

  • 29 Nov 2021 2:39 PM | Michael Michalczyk (Administrator)

    The Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers, Inc.

    Webinar and interactive presentation: December 14th at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST.

    Leveraging Your Competitive Advantages as a Consultant by Bruce G. Nilson, CMC.

    Join us from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on December 14th when Bruce Nilson will conduct an interactive webinar as he challenges us to consider how well we leverage our competitive advantages as consultants with our prospects and our clients. After some brief introductions, Bruce will present a few slides on the topic and then lead us in an open discussion that includes the following:

    ·         Rethinking our “our elevator speeches” and value proposition

    ·         Avoiding the trap question

    ·         Understanding the differences between our strengths and our true competitive advantage

    ·         Differentiating our services and capabilities from the competition

    ·         How to know if I’m leveraging my competitive advantage(s) with my clients

    ·         Applying what I learned—some possible next steps I can take

    Zoom ID:

    Passcode: 013413

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