BASF takes home 2017 EUROPUR Innovation Award

Published: July 10, 2017

BASF has been recognised for the innovative development of its Irgastab PUR 70 antioxidant for polyurethane foam at the annual European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers (EUROPUR & EURO-MOLDERS) event, held in Milan, Italy.

Global Chemical Control Regulations

Published: July 10, 2017

For globally-acting companies, REACH is not the only regulatory challenge – it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Knoell´s conference on global chemical regulations provided an overview about the recent status and developments in chemical regulations, particularly in Asia and the Americas.

Preview of Speciality & Agro Chemicals America

Published: July 09, 2017

This event features conference presentations covering market trends in the agrochemical and speciality chemical industries, alongside more than 225 exhibitor displays and company showcase presentations.

FDA statement on ‘Drug Quality and Security Act’

Published: July 03, 2017

In the first week of July, the FDA released a statement by its Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the importance of the Drug Quality and Security Act and overseeing the safety of compounded drugs. A copy of the statement is provided below. Statement by FDA Commissioner, Dr Scott Gottlieb

Silicon: a unifying theme for concepts and applications

Published: June 29, 2017

The 48th Silicon Symposium returned to Philadelphia in June to continue the long tradition of connecting academia and industry, and to discuss latest developments and new applications in silicon chemistry.

Johnson Matthey and Intrexon collaborate on peptide-based APIs

Published: June 26, 2017

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, and Intrexon, a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology, have entered into an exclusive collaboration to focus on the development of fermentation processes to produce peptide-based APIs. Peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are used as highly effective treatments in numerous therapeutic classes. However due to their structural complexity, peptides are costly and difficult to produce, requiring specialized equipment and reagents, and lengthy synthetic sequences with low chemical yields. To address this, Intrexon will focus on strain generation, utilizing its proprietary microbial hosts, initial fermentation and downstream isolation and purification. Subsequently, Johnson Matthey will be responsible for product scale-up and commercialization, ultimately developing much more efficient and effective processes for peptide-based drugs.

Flamma opens $20M facility in China

Published: June 26, 2017

Flamma, a family-owned CMO that develops, manufactures, and commercializes small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the pharmaceutical industry, celebrated the Grand Opening of its new cGMP workshop and R&D Centre in Dalian, China on 19th June.

ChemSpec fuels growth in PIB portfolio

Published: June 26, 2017

In response to the significant growth trajectory anticipated in the global polyisobutylene (PIB) market, ChemSpec (Uniontown, OH), a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, continues to expand its portfolio to a range of over 150 versatile product series offerings.

Sodium glucarate achieves REACH registration

Published: June 26, 2017

Sodium glucarate, produced commercially for the first time with Rivertop Renewables’ oxidation technology, has achieved REACH registration, opening the door for imports into Europe. Water treatment and detergent markets are expected to be among the first to see formulations with this novel chemical.

Chemspec Europe 2017 in Munich ends with thoroughly positive results

Published: June 26, 2017

The 32nd International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, Chemspec Europe 2017, concluded after two successful exhibition days. International industry experts from the fine and speciality chemicals industry met at the Munich Trade Fair Centre for their major sourcing and networking event in Europe.


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