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Non-profit generic drug company created

23 January 2018

Intermountain Healthcare is leading an effort in the US to prevent drug shortages and end their skyrocketing prices

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Dementia slips down pharma agenda

16 January 2018

Pfizer, Shire, Acorda and Axovant rethink their neuroscience strategies

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Teva to cut 14,000 jobs

22 December 2017

Saddled with debt in an increasingly competitive generic drug industry, the Israel-headquartered giant begins a difficult transformation

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Sanofi ordered to pull dengue vaccine

15 December 2017

Philippines wants French drugmaker to cover immunisation program costs

Long reads

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Chemical industry roundup 2017


Economic and political pressure is encouraging industry to become more specialised as certain sectors consolidate

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Pharmaceuticals roundup 2017


Political influence has strongly shaped industry activity in the past year

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India's science start-ups

By Rajesh Parishwad

A growing community of entrepreneurs are overcoming cultural and infrastructure barriers to commercialise their research



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From chemist to patent attorney

By Rachel Brazil

How to make the career switch

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The glue entrepreneurs

By Rachel Brazil

The business novices who launched global sticky success Sugru

Andrew Hopkins of Exscientia

Amplifying intelligent drug design


This year’s Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the year is Andrew Hopkins of start-up Exscientia and the University of Dundee, UK

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Expanding precision medicine beyond cancer


Exclusive interview with Koustubh Ranade, vice president of R&D at MedImmune



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For the sake of argument


It’s important to recognise which disputes can actually be resolved by science

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Something to declare on Brexit


As it stands, there is no credible model of a Brexit agreement which does not weaken the competitiveness of the UK chemical industry

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Beyond buckets and batches


Embracing flow chemistry means leaving behind some faithful friends

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Innovation vs marketing


The better a product is, the less effort it requires to promote


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DuPont and Sumitomo link up for seed treatments

8 December 2017By

Firms will collaborate to develop and commercialise seed-applied technologies

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Bayer and J&J lose first blood thinner lawsuit

7 December 2017By

US jury fines Xarelto makers $27.8 million for downplaying drug risks

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EU extends glyphosate licence by 5 years

4 December 2017By

Extending herbicide’s approval until December 2022 has pleased neither industry nor environmental campaigners

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Merck & Co and Qiagen to build UK research hubs

1 December 2017By

Almost 2000 jobs to be created at research centres in Manchester and London

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Something fishy about eating insects

1 December 2017By Eric Johnson

While insects as human food remain a novelty in the West, fly larvae grown on human food waste could soon become an important protein source for fish farms