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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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Fighting Cancer: Epigenetic Targets for Oncology
Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Stuart Conway from the University of Oxford will introduce current understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic processes, and explain how these findings are being exploited in medicinal chemistry to develop medicines with innovative new mechanisms of action.

TERA-print: From Academic Discovery to A Commercial Desktop Fab
Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Chad Mirkin discusses the development of a suite of novel nanofabrication instruments that can be used to generate combinatorial libraries with as many as 100 million nanoscale features that can be used to screen and identify nanomaterial structure-function relationships important in catalysis, energy harvesting and conversion, and the life sciences.

Mary Ann Meador
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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’,

Professional Development that Makes a Difference: Communication Skills, Networking, and Time Management
Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Join Matt Grandbois as he shares how communication, networking and time management can help anyone get ahead, with a specific focus on the importance that professional development provides for young chemists. 

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’,

The Good, The Bad and the Uncertain: Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise
Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

We live in a time when much of society is averse to chemicals. Mark Jones will join us to share some examples of good done by the chemical enterprise and lead a discussion of the origin of chemistry’s bad reputation.