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2014-09-30 04:22:22

2014 marks the first time The Economist's innovation initiative has come to Asia in its 13-year history HONG KONG, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of The Economist's prestigious Innovation awards 2014 will speak at The Economist Events' Innovation Summit scheduled to take place at the JW Marriott Hong Kong on Friday, October 10(th) 2014. At the summit, the award winners will share their experiences and the lessons those hold for others. The awards, which recognises outstanding people...

2014-08-12 08:29:21

First shipment marks a critical step in improving access to treatment worldwide PARIS and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (Euronext: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and PATH today announced the delivery of the first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments manufactured with a new semisynthetic artemisinin derivative to malaria-endemic countries in Africa. The shipment signals a new era of lifesaving drugs made with safe, high-quality, and affordable...

2014-05-06 16:27:36

LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Synthetic Biology Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/synthetic_biology.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Synthetic Biology in US$ Thousands by the following Application Areas: Energy & Chemicals, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for theUS, Canada, Japan, Europe,...

2014-02-25 12:22:49

DUBLIN, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/62xjqp/renewable ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Renewable Chemicals Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The global renewable chemicals industry has experienced a higher growth trajectory in the last five years. This growth is largely fueled by the increased concerns...

2013-08-05 23:03:54

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Renewable Chemicals markets. Global market for Renewable Chemicals is projected to reach US$66.1 billion by 2018, driven by spiraling petroleum prices, rising demand for eco-friendly products and growing focus on environmental protection. San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Follow us on LinkedIn – Over the last century, fossil fuels have been contributing significantly to environmental damage. Production of chemicals...

2013-06-25 23:24:36

“Renewable Chemicals Market – Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch, PLA, PHA, Polyethylene & Others), Platform Chemicals & Others - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The renewable chemical market is driven by the increasing demand from the food packaging industry, biodegradable & compostable plastics, and other consumer products. The renewable...

Large-scale Production Of Partially Synthetic Version Of Artemisinin Launched
2013-04-11 15:19:17

University of California - Berkeley Twelve years after a breakthrough discovery in his University of California, Berkeley, laboratory, professor of chemical engineering Jay Keasling is seeing his dream come true. On April 11, the pharmaceutical company Sanofi will launch the large-scale production of a partially synthetic version of artemisinin, a chemical critical to making today's front-line antimalaria drug, based on Keasling's discovery. The drug is the first triumph of the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'