Abbott deals for Solvay pharma unit
In a move to expand its international presence, Abbott Laboratories will pay $6.6 billion to pick up the pharmaceutical business of Belgian chemicals maker Solvay. More...
New DeltaV, new processes at Emerson
Steve Sonnenberg sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Part of that light might come from the new DeltaV. More...
Chinese chemical firm looks for deal Down Under
As more and more Chinese companies are looking to grow off the mainland, Chinese state-owned chemical firm Sinochem has a $2.5 billion offer on the table for Australian farm chemicals group Nufarm. More...
J&J buys stake in make of flu vaccine
U.S. healthcare products maker Johnson & Johnson is hoping the flu makes the company healthier as they paid $440 million (€301.8 million) to get an 18% stake in Dutch biotechnology company Crucell NV, which is working on a universal flu vaccine. More...
With fuel cells, big could be better
When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells, it is all about taking baby steps. More...
Green cars: Revenue, electricity generators in Delaware
Delaware wants to reward owners of electric cars, and they have a new law that will allow the smallest state in the country to do just that. More...
Duke, FPL to switch to hybrid, electric vehicles
Using plug-in hybrid vehicles or all-electric vehicles is becoming more main stream as two of the nation's largest power generators will make the switch for their company cars and trucks to starting next year. More...
New way to treat toxic chemical exposure
Beryllium is an exotic rare-earth metal that sees use as a hardener in high-performance alloys and ceramics. It can also cause berylliosis—a chronic, incurable, and sometimes fatal illness. More...
Global perspectives: Greece, Cyprus plants powering up
Finland's Wärtsilä won power plant orders, this time from Greece and Cyprus, strengthening its leading role in supplying electricity to the Eastern Mediterranean islands. More...
Finding solar answers via instrumentation
There is new research out there that finds the number of sunspots provides an incomplete measure of changes in the Sun's impact on Earth over the course of the 11-year solar cycle. More...
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Bridging the gap at biorenewable chemical research
These days, innovation is just around the corner, but it can only occur if the creators are able to communicate. More...
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