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Obama calls for renewed focus on manufacturing
Although chemical trade groups support the President’s emphasis on manufacturing and energy, they caution against overregulation

Illumina fends off Roche hostile bid

Roche aims to expand personalised medicine diagnostics by acquiring the gene sequencing leader

Leaky graphene oxide lets water pour through
Graphene oxide film allows water through but not helium, opening up possibilities for separation technologies

The world’s first magnetic soap
Iron has been incorporate into a surfactant to produce a liquid that responds to an external magnetic field

Conjuring graphene oxide from thin air
US chemists have turned carbon dioxide into graphene oxide

Water repellent polymer slows down drug delivery
Superhydrophobic dopant allows polymer mesh to slowly release drugs over months rather than days

Fake pesticides rife in Europe
The trade in illegal pesticides is widespread in Europe and growing, according to the European law enforcement

Simple one stop shop for difluoromethylation
Drugs and agrichemicals can be easily improved using the new process and pharma is already making use of it

Asteroid ages united by new isotope standard
Hydrous asteroids are as much as 9 million years younger than thought

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