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Jury awards $2bn damages in US glyphosate trial

20 May 2019

Bayer vows to appeal third defeat over Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, while experts suggest damages will likely be reduced

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Fighting fake medicines

16 May 2019

RxAll’s handheld scanner assesses drug quality in real time via a smartphone

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At least six dead in explosions in US and Russia

8 May 2019

Blasts at silicones and fertiliser plants each leave three confirmed dead

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Building a biological biocide

12 April 2019

Aqualution Systems produces stable hypochlorous acid, a natural biocide up to 300 times more effective than bleach

Long reads

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Industry adopts quantum computing, qubit by qubit

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Companies looking to solve complex chemistry problems are among early adopters of quantum technology

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Emerging from the US opioid crisis

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With litigation against suppliers in full swing, how does the US counter its addiction to powerful painkillers?

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Throw-away culture

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Single-use bioreactors are transforming bio-manufacturing processes

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Profiles

Image showing Pharmacists in Myanmar scanning medicines using RxAll's RxScanner

Fighting fake medicines

By Julianna Photopoulos

RxAll’s handheld scanner assesses drug quality in real time via a smartphone

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Building a biological biocide

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Aqualution Systems produces stable hypochlorous acid, a natural biocide up to 300 times more effective than bleach

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Smartwound dressings spot infection early

By Vanessa Zainzinger

Bacterial toxins burst dye-filled vesicles to give a visual warning

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Battling the US opioid epidemic

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Adapt pharma’s naloxone nasal spray makes treating overdoses easier

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Opinion

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Is this a golden age of new drug classes?

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A host of new treatment modes are hitting the clinic and the market

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Is Bayer regretting its Monsanto takeover?

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Large damages in Roundup litigation have got investors questioning the move

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It's complicated

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In a complex world, binary answers are often requested but rarely sufficient

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The case for South Africa as the next pharma hub

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Flow chemistry could drive regional manufacturing in Africa

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Deadly explosion at US chemical plant

5 April 2019By

Isobutylene tank explosion kills one and hospitalises two at KMCO plant in Crosby

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DowDuPont ends fungicide dog experiment amid public pressure

22 March 2019By

Brazil agrees regulatory waiver for ‘unnecessary’ experiment highlighted in US Humane Society undercover footage

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47 dead in China chemicals plant explosion

22 March 2019By

Enormous blast at China chemicals producer flattens large parts of industrial park and injures more than 600 people

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Power-hungry Tesla picks up supercapacitor maker

11 March 2019By

Maxwell Technologies deal highlights potential for supercapacitors in electric vehicles and beyond

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Smartwound dressings spot infection early

7 March 2019By Vanessa Zainzinger

Bacterial toxins burst dye-filled vesicles to give a visual warning

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Biotech’s boom year

13 February 2019By

2018 saw record sums raised by companies floating on stock exchanges