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Job cuts at Amgen, Takeda and Vertex

4 April 2017

Takeda reorganising following Ariad takeover, while Amgen and Vertex move staff to Cambridge and San Francisco hubs


Lilly loses arbitration over Canadian patents

29 March 2017

Firm had sought recompense under the Nafta trade agreement

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EU recommends withdrawing drugs approved on unreliable data

28 March 2017

Indian firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs accused of misrepresenting clinical data and documentation deficiencies

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Indian drug industry opposes price caps

27 March 2017

Government wants free healthcare for poorest people, but companies claim controls will stifle innovation

Long reads

ICI's Brunner Mond works in Winnington, UK, taken in 2009

How do chemical firms last hundreds of years?


What distinguishes companies that thrive from others that failed?

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The flow revolution


Continuous approaches are starting to find use in fine chemicals, as Angeli Mehta discovers

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MOFs find a use


Nina Notman takes stock of the first products containing metal–organic frameworks to hit the shelves



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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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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



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Alternate chemical realities


What would chemistry look like if key discoveries had happened differently?

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Analytical data heads to the cloud


Many manufacturers were launching software instead of instruments at Pittcon

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How does being a chemist change your view on the world?


Scientific knowledge and analysis shape our view, but can also be selectively ignored

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Why patents will shape the future of battery science


Chemical innovations could lead to new approaches to intellectual property


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Firms spar over single-molecule gene sequencing technology

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J&J to close Scottish medical device plant

17 March 2017By

Up to 400 positions affected as Ethicon subsidiary leaves Livingston

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Industry weighs in on Nafta rewrite

16 March 2017By

Canadian, Mexican and US trade bodies united in call for more unified regulation in new trade deal

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AkzoNobel looks to separate chemicals business

15 March 2017By

Netherlands-based firm rejects PPG takeover bid, and looks to tighten strategic focus on paints and coatings

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Shell shrinks stake in Canadian oil sands

15 March 2017By

$7.25bn sell-off is part of plan to divest over $30bn in assets to reduce debts