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Mayfield, UK | March 15th 2020 With major events cancelling across Europe and the US over the past few days, we know that many of our customers are asking questions about our forthcoming training courses and conferences. With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and travel restrictions / bans, we have a duty of care

New Conference for Women Organic Chemists

We are delighted to announce a new event ‘Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry’ (EWOC Europe) which will take place at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield site on Thursday 11th June 2020. This is a ‘not-for-profit’ event but due to attendee number restrictions, we will be charging a nominal fee (£75 industry / £20* academia) to cover catering costs

Britest Limited Process Understanding Day

Dr Will Watson Technical Director at Scientific Update Ltd has had an enjoyable few days at the Britest Limited Process Understanding Day in Cheshire. Will was asked to talk about Scientific Update and why companies should invest in their employees professional development. He also highlighted our range of training courses and conferences that we offer to organic chemists worldwide. 

Named Chemical Reactions Quiz 2019- The Answers….

**Spoiler Alert** Below are the answers and references for our 2019 Named Chemical Reaction Quiz. If you want to try the quiz before looking at the answers click Here…                                                    

Named Chemical Reactions Quiz 2019

The delegates at our 6th Winter Process Chemistry Conference in Birmingham, UK had a little homework to do. See how you get on with our 2019 Named Chemical Reactions Quiz. Answers and references will be posted in the new year  

Interview with Iwona Kaluzna from Innosyn

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Iwona Kaluzna, Sales and Marketing Director at InnoSyn to learn about the key challenges and most exciting research areas in biocatalysis. Read the blog article by Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne, Senior Science Writer & Editor, Technology Networks: Link to article: Advances in Industrial Biocatalysis Iwona is presenting at

Scientific Update Young Chemist Award Winners 2019 Announcement

Scientific Update are delighted to announce the winners of our Young Chemist Award. The standard of entries for this new award were incredibly high and Dr Will Watson, Technical Director and Dr John Studley, Science Director had a difficult task selecting the winners. Due to the quality of entries it was decided to stretch to

Alright with Rongalite! – Reagent of the Month

Sodium formaldehydesulfoxylate,1 first reported in the chemical literature in 1905 and marketed as Rongalite (Figure 1, CAS: 149-44-0, dihydrate: 6035-47-8, from the French word rongeage for decolorize)- is a commodity chemical used in the textile and dye industry as a bleaching agent and as a reducing agent in redox initiator systems for polymer formation. Historically it has

Enabling Synthesis in Fragment Based Drug Design (FBDD) with Emerging Technologies

Dr John Studley, Science Director at Scientific Update and Dr Rachel Grainger from Astex Pharmaceuticals got together ahead of our forthcoming Organic Process R&D Conference in Lisbon, Portugal on 23-25 September. Q: Dr John Studley (JS) Can you give us an overview of Fragment Based Drug Discovery (FBDD) and how you see the technique evolving over the next decade? A:

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