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New Cancer Fighters Emerge From Lab
Rice University lab simplifies total synthesis of anti-cancer agent.
Pharmacy on Demand
New, portable system can be configured to produce different drugs.
Safer, Cheaper, Greener and More Efficient System for Organic Synthesis
The new medium not only supports organic synthesis it also produces considerably higher yields of product than pure organic solvents.
Countless New, Cleaner Uses of Methane
Chemists have demonstrated the potential to use methane as a versatile chemical building block with which to make more complex molecules.
New Way to Control Chemical Reactions
Scientists have harnessed static electricity to control chemical reactions for the first time, in a breakthrough that could bring cleaner industry and cheaper nanotechnology.
Tiny 'Flasks' Speed Up Chemical Reactions
Self-assembling nanosphere clusters may improve everything from drug synthesis to drug delivery.
The Manufacturing Challenges of Nanotechnology
Head of NanoManufacturing at the Department of Engineering’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Dr Michaël de Volder explains why manufacturing carbon nanotubes is so difficult – and so important.
New Material Lays Waste to Mercury Pollution
A brand new, dirt cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil is set to become a game changer in the battle against one of the world’s most reviled pollutants.
Shocking New Way to Get the Salt Out
MIT team invents efficient shockwave-based process for desalination of water.
Chemical Design Made Easier
Rice University scientists prepare elusive organocatalysts for drug and fine chemical synthesis.
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Snapdragon Announces New Labs in Cambridge
Snapdragon Chemistry announces expansion to new labs in Cambridge, added technical services, and election of Matt Bio as chief executive officer.
METTLER TOLEDO Announces a New Symposium on Process Chemistry and Scale-Up
Company has announced that the discover methods entitled Process Chemistry and Scale-up Online Seminar featuring R&D scientists from Air Products and Nalas Engineering.
Advances in Flow Chemistry
Discovering the latest developments at Flow Chemistry Europe 2016.
Big Data and Analytics Can Tame Rising Cost of Chemical R&D
Novel sensors, cheminformatics, and advanced analytics can help bring new products to market faster and cheaper in the chemical industry, according to Lux Research.
Johnson Matthey Expands its R&D and Scale-Up Facilities in Cambridge, UK
Brings additional process research & development services and kilo-scale manufacture to the growing site.
Process Safety Guidance for Health and Safety Professionals
Joint project to develop a chapter on process safety.
Recipharm and LIDDS Sign Contract
Contract for production of Liproca® Depot and investment in LIDDS.
National Graphene Institute Reveals First Results With Industrial Partner
The first official experimental results since the National Graphene Institute (NGI) opened in March have been produced. The novel collaboration between industry and academia is exploring the production of graphene in the first stage of a long-term project.
Process Safety Competence Matters
Trish Kerin wins John A Brodie Medal that recognizes her excellent work and leadership.
VWR Acquires Purification Technologies
Acquisition extends VWR's solvent manufacturing capabilities.

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Targeting Acute Pancreatitis by Small Molecule Inhibitors of Cyclophilin D
The University of Liverpool

Cyclophilin D (CypD) promotes opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, a major contributor to acute pancreatitis. We are developing small molecule inhibitors of CypD as a possible treatment for AP and other conditions where the MPTP plays a role.
The Pathogen Box: A Catalyst for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery
Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland

Modelled after the Malaria Box, the Pathogen Box contains ~400 diverse drug-like molecules active against neglected diseases of interest such as Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, hookworm, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trichuriasis, tuberculosis.
Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet
The University of Texas at Arlington and VUV Analytics

The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.

Selective Debenzylation of N-Benzyloxypyrazinones in Flow
Molecular Design and Synthesis - Department of Chemistry - KU Leuven

Selective and reproducible debenzylation of benzyloxypyrazinones by using catalytic transfer hydrogenation in flow chemistry to yield N-hydroxypyrazinones. The flow methodology enabled us to avoid overreduction of the compounds to pyrazin-2(1H)-ones.
Predicting Regioselectivityand Labilityof Cytochrome P450 Metabolism using Quantum Mechanical Simulations
Optibrium

Predicting Regioselectivity and Lability of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism using Quantum Mechanical Simulations
An HTS-Compatible Plate For Highly Miniaturized Cultures Of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells At Air-Liquid Interface
1BellBrook Labs, Madison, WI, USA 2UAB Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

Primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBE) cultured at air liquid interface (ALI) exhibit striking similarity to the in vivo situation, including both tissue architecture and ion channel functionality. Cultures of this type serve as a gold standard for predicting therapeutic activity in airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
The Prestwick Chemical Library (R), A Valuable Tool for Screening
1. Prestwick Chemical, 220 Blvd Gonthier d'Andernach, 67400 Strasbourg-Illkirch, FRANCE 2. University of Strasbourg, Therapeuthic Innovation Laboratory, UMR7200 CNRS, Faculty of Pharmacy, 74 route du

The Prestwick Chemical Library® (PCL) is Prestwick’s flagship product dedicated to screening. It is a collection of 1280 molecules comprising 100% approved drugs (FDA, EMEA and other agencies) selected for their high chemical and pharmacological diversity. The PCL was designed to reduce the risk of "low quality" hits and therefore the cost of the initial screening, and appears to be an efficient smart library for hit discovery. The PCL comes with an extended fully-annotated database.
Building a Diverse and Experimentally-Curated Fragment Library
Key Organics Limited, Cornwall, UK, NMX Research and Solutions, Montreal, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA CA,

Presenting a new fragment collection with experimentally-determined aqueous solubility that will address a major source of false positives and attrition in fragment screening
Polymer Microarrays for Biomaterial Development
1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh 2. Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh 3. Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 4. Centre for Virus Res

The application of polymer microarrays in the discovery of biocompatible and bioactive substrates. Progress towards biomaterial development for the treatment of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome), and improving cervical cytology.
DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
Application Notes
Detecting the Presence of Anomolous Large Particles Within Powders Using Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note, we demonstrate the capability of the Aero S dry dispersion unit and the Mastersizer 3000 to measure small quantities of pharmaceutical materials dosed with large particles and to detect those large, anomalous particles.
Measuring Small Quantities of Dry Powder Using the Aero S and Mastersizer 3000
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note, we demonstrate the capability of the Aero S dry dispersion unit and the Mastersizer 3000 to measure small quantities of pharmaceutical materials with good reproducibility and illustrating the dispersion abilities of the Aero S.
Comparing HPCCC to RP-HPLC for Kilo Scale Purification of Spinetoram
Dynamic Extractions

Spinetoram is a semi-synthetic insecticide produced by Dow AgroSciences. HPCCC method improved the kilo scale separation. The aim is to purify both components to >97% purity. HPCCC method improved the kilo scale separation.
Simultaneously Reducing your API Cost of Goods and Carbon Footprint
Dynamic Extractions Ltd

High Performance Continuous Extraction Technology can improve manufacturing efficiency and increase the green credentials of a production facility. This service offering is a result of a 3 year industry funded project that was supported by both GSK and Pfizer. A toll refining offering allows access to the technique with minimal risk to the customer. Future on-site deployment of can be assessed for supply of equipment for on-site installation.
Analysis of migration using the OrisTM Cell Migration Assay-TriCoated kit on the POLARstar Omega
BMG Labtech

The Oris™ Cell Migration Assays from Platypus offer certain advantages over traditional migration assays. Especially the TriCoated kits enable the researcher to test the effect of different extracellular matrix components like Collagen I or Fibronectin on migration. In this application note we show the real-time monitoring of cell migration using a POLARstar Omega from BMG LABTECH equipped with a CO2 gas vented system.
Microplate-Based Endotoxin Testing in GLP/GMP Environments with the VersaMax™ Absorbance Microplate Reader and Pyrochrome® Assay
Molecular Devices

Monitoring for contaminants is a critical step during the production process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. A frequent contaminant, endotoxin, can cause fever, inflammation, headache, nausea, and even death. Found in the cell wall of gram negative bacteria, endotoxin has routinely been detected by the sensitive and specific Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay. In the presence of endotoxins, LAL coagulates through an enzyme-mediated cascade, which has then been traditional
Examples of FRX Applications for Demonstration
Syrris Ltd

FRX as a product offers a wide range of applications in a number of areas. To try and increase the exposure of the product to a wider audience, two standard demonstrations are detailed here. The first is a Wittig reaction showing the operation of an FRX200 system. The second is a separation of water and ethyl acetate demonstrating the operation of the FLLEX (Flow Liquid Liquid EXtraction module), for FRX300 or FRX400.
Cleaning Microreactors
Syrris Ltd

This application note gives hints and tips on cleaning & unblocking flow reactors, i.e. chips or tube based reactors. It is suggested that the whole document is read before attempting to unblock a reactor.
The Basics of Flow Chemistry
Syrris Ltd

This application note gives information on the basics of flow chemistry, with particular reference to the FRX system.
Planning Successful Reactions
Syrris Ltd

This application note gives hints and tips for planning successful FRX reactions.
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