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The American Chemical Society recently organized a colloquium with the American Chemistry Council regarding opportunities and challenges in using advanced toxicity testing and risk assessment methods in a Modernized TSCA.  Learn more about the presentation, including slides and audio from the presenters.


Upcoming Industry-related Webinars

Each month the ACS New York Section's Chemical Marketing & Economics Group holds a luncheon and presentation.  You can join in for the presentation through a LIVE webcast, free to all current ACS members.  More information is available at the NYSCME Group website including how to register.

Join us on May 5, at 1 P.M. ET, to hear the insights of experts about the opportunities in  this exciting area. 

Federico Mennella, Managing Director & Head of Lincoln’s International Global Chemical practice. Led Chase's Chemical and Industrial M&A advisory . Worked at Peter J. Solomon, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, Lazard, Oppenheimer and Arthur Andersen.

Renzo Merino, Analyst, Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Has covered the credit of the Inter-American Development Bank, Panama, Ecuador, USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Country Risk Analyst at BMI.

George Rodriguez (moderator), strategy and innovation advisor. Served at Asahi Glass, Nagase, Pfizer and Union Carbide (Dow). Expertise in strategy, sales and marketing, and M&A in chemicals, biopharma, biofuels, bioplastics and Latin American operations.

James S. Rosenstein, Executive Director,Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Served at ViS Research, Bentley Motors, Toyota, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Dev. and BNP. Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Michael King, PhD, is Michael King Jr is a Managing Director and senior research analyst covering the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining JMP, Mr King Jr was a Managing Director at Dawson James Securities, where he served as Director of Research and as a senior biotechnology analyst. He was previously a Managing Director and senior research analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development at publicly traded ZIOPHARM Oncology.

Nathan Tinker PhD, has been Executive Director of New York BIO since 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with both global and emerging technology companies.  Prior to joining NYBIO, he served as Executive Director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute Cancer Vaccine Consortium and as the Director of the Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Practice at Antenna Group.  Dr. Tinker was Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance. 

Paul Pospisil, PhD, is a Senior Client Partner, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry. He recruits chief executive officer, chief business officer, head of research and development and other key executives. Was a co-founder of Aduro Capital LLC. He has worked at Atlas Venture, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Altus Biologics.

Michael King, PhD, is Michael King Jr is a Managing Director and senior research analyst covering the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining JMP, Mr King Jr was a Managing Director at Dawson James Securities, where he served as Director of Research and as a senior biotechnology analyst. He was previously a Managing Director and senior research analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development at publicly traded ZIOPHARM Oncology.

Nathan Tinker PhD, has been Executive Director of New York BIO since 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with both global and emerging technology companies.  Prior to joining NYBIO, he served as Executive Director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute Cancer Vaccine Consortium and as the Director of the Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Practice at Antenna Group.  Dr. Tinker was Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance. 

Paul Pospisil, PhD, is a Senior Client Partner, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry. He recruits chief executive officer, chief business officer, head of research and development and other key executives. Was a co-founder of Aduro Capital LLC. He has worked at Atlas Venture, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Altus Biologics.


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Creating a 21st Century Chemical Research Laboratory: Hazard Assessments and Fundamentals
Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Join Ralph Stuart an Environmental Safety Manager at Keene State College and Kendra Leahy Denlinger of the University of Cincinnati as they discuss the new ACS resources that can support a safer and greener chemistry, and thus better science for the 21st century chemical research laboratory.

Nanomaterial Design Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry
Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

James Hutchison from the University of Oregon discusses the foundations for greener nanotechnology and presents a case study that uses nanomaterial product innovation guided by green chemistry.

Mary Ann Meador
Mary Ann Meador
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,

Anti-Infectives: Rational Approaches to the Design and Optimization
Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Jason Sello of Brown University describes how applications of conformational analysis, structure-based design, and fragment-based design optimize the medicinal properties of natural products which yield molecules with great potential as drug candidates.

Mary Ann Meador
Mary Ann Meador
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,

Advances in Graphene Nanotechnology: Making the Paralyzed Walk
Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

James Tour and William Sikkema of Rice University will describe how one drop of graphene nanoribbons dispersed in poly(ethylene glycol) restores near perfect mobility to rats that have had their spinal cords completely severed in two and implications for those with spinal cord injuries that have induced paralysis.