Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment

Homeowners who rely on private wells as their drinking water source can be vulnerable to bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants that have known human health risks. Because they are not connected to a public drinking water ...

Generic drug manufacturers see new opportunities ahead

Declining prices and a saturated market could spell doom-and-gloom for the generic pharmaceutical industry, but some in the business are turning lemons into lemonade, seeing opportunities instead. According to an article ...

New method speeds up development of medication

University of Zurich researchers have developed a novel method that speeds up the process of determining the crystal structures of organic salts and significantly reduces the effort required to do so. As about 40 percent ...

How to brew high-value fatty acids with brewer's yeast

Short-chain fatty acids are high-value constituents of cosmetics, active pharmaceutical ingredients, antimicrobial substances, aromas or soap. To date, it has only been possible to extract them from crude oil by chemical ...

Replacing oil with wood for the production of chemicals

Two research projects of the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed new processes to replace petroleum with wood for the production of important chemicals. These precursors are used in the manufacture ...

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