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Domestic CROs Enhance Reliability and Quality

There’s plenty of talk these days about disruptions to the global supply chain, but it’s not a new discussion. By the middle of 2019, 72% of the facilities making active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to supply the U.S. market were located overseas, leading many businesses based in the United States to rebalance their relationships with foreign…

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Heat Up a Pot: Coffee Provides a Lesson in Chemistry

As chemists, we’re always considering what at the molecular level makes up the materials, products and food we use and consume every day. And it’s a pretty safe bet that every day one of us (and probably lots of you) is consuming at least one cup of coffee. Whether you prefer a gourmet grind you…

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Chromatography: Achieving Product Purity Requirements

In chemistry, chromatography is a process in which a mixture is separated into its various elements for the purposes of either analysis or purification. It’s one of the most common processes we use at Adesis to help our customers develop new molecules, identify unknown chemical entities and achieve their purity requirement. Different Adesis customers require…

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Visit Adesis at The Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium, November 18 – 21

Adesis is a proud sponsor of Graduate Research Symposium (GRS). The Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue will take place at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque,…

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From Bench Scale to Multi-kilogram:

Process Development and Specialty Manufacturing Expertise When companies come to Adesis for help with their chemistry, one of the main reasons is our ability to take a chemical reaction that works on a small scale – usually less than a kilogram – and develop the process so it works on a manufacturing scale. Before a…

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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

Make a list of the characteristics it takes to start your own business and you might include things like a vision, hard work and a can-do attitude. Andrew Cottone, president, and CEO of the chemistry contract research organization Adesis, located in New Castle, Delaware, says he acquired those traits and more growing up in northwest…

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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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