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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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The Chemist Leading the CRO: Meet Andrew Cottone

In the early 2000s, Adesis CEO Andrew Cottone was an ambitious chemist dreaming of building a world-class chemistry solution company. Then fate intervened. The R&D company he worked at was about to close, so he grabbed the opportunity to buy the business and start developing what would soon evolve into Adesis. Fast forward two decades…

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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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Manager of Facilities & Procurement – Meet Jack Church

For over two decades Adesis has been providing exceptional chemical services for both the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to the team of chemists on hand working to produce and manufacture complex chemical products, there is a dedicated support team that keeps Adesis operational each and every day. Jack Church, our manager of…

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Adesis Awarded 2021 Superstars in Business

By Andrew Cottone As a company founder and president, very little competes with the pleasure of seeing your organization and all the employees recognized for exceptional work. When the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Alliance (SBA) announced that Adesis was a 2021 Superstars in Business winner, the pride was evident from our laboratories,…

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Adesis Does Good for the Community and the Future of Science

If running an ethical company was a chemical reaction, community concern and volunteerism would be a significant component. Part of what makes Adesis such a strong company is our value for this key ingredient both with our employees and the community in which we live and work. Our efforts to do good are inspired by…

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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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Why I Chose Delaware

By Andrew Cottone, CEO and Founder of Adesis When Adesis was just an idea back in the early 2000s, I was a young chemist working in Delaware with a dream of building a premier chemistry solution company with the best chemists in the world. My vision was to partner with biotech and pharma to accelerate…

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Sublimation: Isolating the Purest Chemical Compounds

Sublimation, the conversion of a solid directly into a gas, is a scientific phenomenon that you might not think about often but comes up in your daily life more than you might imagine. Ever use mothballs to keep your clothing protected? Ever order ice cream online from your favorite shop and have it arrive on…

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Expanding Chemical Manufacturing Capacity at Adesis: Meet David Baran

At Adesis, we provide our customers with the highest quality CRO and R&D services to help them solve their complex problems quickly and safely. While that has long involved helping customers develop and perfect reagents and products that they will incorporate into their own manufacturing processes, Adesis is now building the capacity to help customers…

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