Carbon Capture

One of the biggest challenges facing the chemical industry is finding novel, efficient, cost-effective methods for reducing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In addition to strategies transitioning our current fossil fuel-based economy to more renewable sources, scientists are working on ways to reduce and remove the carbon dioxide being released into the environment. A…

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Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Bug Busting and Cinema Sniffing: Congratulations to This Year’s Ig Nobel Prize Winners Each year, the Annals of Improbable Research places its tongue firmly in cheek and awards its ‘Ig Nobel Prize’ to the top scientific research of the year that “made people laugh, then think.” And this year did not disappoint. Of particular note…

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Scaling-up to Manufacturing Level: Adesis has a Team for that

One of the biggest challenges in synthetic chemistry is scaling up small-laboratory syntheses to the manufacturing level … while also producing pure material in a reproducible process.   When a ‘molecule of interest’ is first synthesized in a lab on small scale, a chemist can work tirelessly tweaking reagents, catalysts, solvents, temperatures, concentration, isolation, purification…

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The Chemistry of Relationships

What gives relationships their staying power? Trust? Reliability? Communication? We believe in, and adhere to, each of these qualities especially when it comes to our employees and clients. And because we are a company of invention and collaboration, we also take great pride in building long-term relationships between our clients and their Adesis chemistry teams….

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Top 5 Science Stories of 2020: Chemistry Countdown

Panda Photo source: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/his-name-xiao-qi-ji The primary directive at Adesis is to deliver outstanding contract chemical research services to our clients. At the foundation of that goal is our dedicated staff of chemists. Each one started off in their own way with an inherent interest in science. With all the focus this year on physical distancing…

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The Chemistry Behind Your Holiday Dinner

The holidays are upon us and with that comes the traditional holiday dinner. Here’s to molecules, compounds and Maillard reactions! While most chefs are whipping up mashed potatoes or glazing a spiral ham, the chemist chef is busy determining which foods will yield the perfect reaction from friends and family. At Adesis, we are keenly…

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Pandemics and Predictions

2020 has been a strange year… At the start, it was difficult to predict how the global pandemic might affect Contract Research Organizations (CROs) like Adesis as COVID spread throughout our society. Temperature checks, masks, physical distancing, and staggered shifts to limit physical contact, all common practices now, are just a few of the changes…

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Congratulations to the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awardees, Drs. Charpentier and Doudna

Congratulations to Drs. Charpentier and Doudna on receiving the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry as well as being the first two women to share a Nobel prize!  Their award-winning research regarding CRISPR technologies has provided an efficient tool for scientists to alter the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms. Drs. Charpentier and Doudna were able…

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20/20 Pharma Whitepaper

Adesis has a Whitepaper, “Orthogonally-functionalized Pyridines from a Drug Discovery and Optimization Perspective”, featured on 20/20 Pharma’s website. To read or download the paper, click here.

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