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Blocking iodide transport by inhibiting the sodium iodide symporter


Iodide entrapment in the thyroid gland is essential, and plays a key role in dysfunctions such as thyroid and breast cancers, thyroiditis, Graves–Basedow disease, and Hashimoto's disease. The accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima have revealed growing public concerns, as exposure to radioactive ...


450-year-old metal analysed at the nanometre level for finer detail of corrosion mechanism


Corrosion products of a 450-year-old archaeological metal were investigated at the nanometre level using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy by scientists in France and Canada. The work is on a much finer scale than others, which usually analyse the microscale with methods like transmission ...


Sartomer Europe Increases Prices on Monomers and Oligomers


Effective October 15th or as existing contracts allow, Sartomer Europe increases prices of its Monomers and Oligomers (Acrylates and Methacrylates) sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This increase, driven by the raw materials costs increase, will range from +5% to +15% depending on the grade.


Eurofins completes 2012 Laboratory Expansion Plan


Eurofins announces that as part of its commitment to developing and maintaining the most modern and efficient laboratory network in the industry, and in preparation for market growth, the Group has successfully completed its laboratory expansion plan for 2012, on time and on budget. The ...


Arkema finalizes the divestment of its Tin Stabilizer business to PMC Group


On October 1st 2012 Arkema finalized the divestment of its tin stabilizer business announced in July 2012 to PMC Group, specialized in the manufacture of performance chemicals and plastics. The divested business accounts for sales of around €180 M on three continents, and includes four production ...


Arkema confirms its 2016 ambition and presents its roadmap to 2020


Arkema presents its 2016 ambition to become a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With a selective and profitable growth strategy, the Group targets sales of 8 billion euros and an EBITDA margin of 16% in 2016 while maintaining gearing below 40%. Beyond, the Group intends ...


Provence Technologies increases its capital to EUR one million


Provence Technologies announces that it has increased its capital by EUR 800,000 to EUR one million through a transfer from reserves. The company has greatly strengthened its financial structure since it was founded in 1998 and has succeeded in creating a solid shareholder base.“We are ...


BASF receives French Pierre Potier Award for metal organic frameworks (MOFs) research

New solvent-free manufacturing process enables industrial scale production for the first time


BASF has received the French Pierre Potier Prize for research achievements in the area of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Initiated seven years ago by the two French chemical associations “Fédération Française pour les sciences de la Chimie (FFC)“ und “l’Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC)“, ...


IFPEN, Axens and Dynamotive to Develop and Commercialize Process for Upgrading Bio-Oil to Transportation Fuels


IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), Axens and Dynamotive announced completion of agreements for the development, industrialization and commercialization of a proprietary innovative process to produce transportation fuels from pyrolysis oil. The process, initially developed by Dr Radlein and ...


Arkema announces a project for the divestment of its Tin Stabilizer business


Arkema has announced a project for the sale of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group. With this proposed divestment of organometallic products, including Thermolite® tin stabilizers, Fascat® catalysts, and fine chemicals, Arkema continues to refocus its activities on fast growing core ...


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