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The new Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford

University–industry collaborations aspire to pharmaceutical innovation

17 February 2017

Three new UK partnerships illustrate drug research co-operation approaches that are growing in popularity


DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits

16 February 2017

DuPont and spinoff Chemours will pay more than $670m to settle around 3500 personal injury claims relating to PFOA exposure

Mead Johnson, Enfamil baby formula product

Reckitt Benckiser to buy into baby milk

16 February 2017

$17bn acquisition of Mead Johnson expands presence in developing markets, especially China

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Allergan to buy fat-freezing firm Zeltiq

15 February 2017

$2.5bn deal adds to firm’s cosmetic and aesthetic treatments

Long reads

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Deal or no deal?


Clare Sansom highlights recent changes in the landscape of pharma company collaborations and acquisitions

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Opening doors to innovation

By Anthony King

Chemical companies are increasingly using specialist investment arms to nurture new ideas

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Chemicals industry roundup 2016


Agrochemical consolidation dominated 2016 in chemicals



Peter Seeberger

Taming vaccines with chemistry

By Anthony King

Vaxxilon aims to simplify vaccine development by replacing biological components with well-defined synthetic molecules

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Chemical activity on demand


Aqdot controls the release of encapsulated cargoes using supramolecular chemistry

David Lathbury at Astute Chemical Development Consultancy, UK

Joined-up thinking


The rift between contract medicinal chemistry and chemical development needs to be bridged

Simon Hirst

All part of the service


Simon Hirst, founder of contract research organisation Sygnature, is the 2016 Chemistry World entrepreneur of the year



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Outlines of ignorance


There’s a lot about chemistry that we just don’t understand very well yet

Rolling a barrel of chemicals

In search of solvation


Process chemistry opens up a whole new world when it comes to solvent choice

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How much is your chief executive worth?


The executive pay and equality debate is here to stay


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Donald Trump’s suspended order would endanger America’s biotech industry if re-instated

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Fatal liquid nitrogen release at US sperm bank

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Sabic takes control of Shell petrochemicals joint venture

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$820m sale of Saudi Arabian plants continues Shell’s global reorganisation programme


Teva hit with fines and patent loss

1 February 2017By

Double whammy as firm settles subsidiary pay-for-delay suit and courts invalidate patents on multiple sclerosis drug


Merck & Co settles cancer antibody patent dispute

1 February 2017By

US firm will pay Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono $625m plus royalties on future sales of immunotherapy