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Small Chem Biz

Division of Small Chemical Businesses


American Chemical Society

August 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS
September 17-18,
2015
ACS Entrepreneurial
Summit
Washington, D.C.

November 4-7, 2015


Southeast/Southwest
Regional Meeting
Memphis, TN

December 15-20,
2015
Pacifichem Meeting
Honolulu, HI

CONTENTS
Chair Message........1
Programming.....2-6
National...........2-5
Regional...............6
Booth.........................7
Membership............8
Exec Committee....9
Resources........10-11
ACS ERC.............10
SOCMA...............11
Future Meetings..12

August 2015

Volume 45, Issue 2

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR


MUKUND CHORGHADE

It is an honor
and privilege
to
welcome
you to SCHB
and the Fall
meeting
in
Boston. Please
join us in what
promises to be
an outstanding
set of meetings organized by our
Division. My colleagues have worked
tirelessly to bring you excellent
symposia, seminars, networking
events, and other programs. The
breadth, depth, and sophistication
of the talent and creativity of our
members are outstanding. We have
eminent researchers and professionals
from all sub disciplines of chemistry
who represent the triad of academia,
government, and industry. We enjoy
a cherished and hallowed tradition of
excellence. The warmth and gracious
hospitality with which we welcome
participation by our members,
collaborators, and distinguished guests
has been the hallmark of our tradition
and the well-spring of our progress.
We are embarking on several new
projects, and have forged a path
for a new Strategic Vision 2015.
Our projects are well conceived,
meticulously
researched,
and
designed to reach out to broad
sections of the chemistry enterprise,
innovation, and entrepreneurship
that SCHB is drawn towards. I draw
particular attention to our goal of
fostering new long-term relationships

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between participants from different


professional organizations, and across
national boundaries. As technology
creates netizens out of citizens, as
nations move from independence
to interdependence, as national
boundaries become notional, and
as the concept of global citizenship
gets evolved, SCHB and its likeminded individuals will contribute
to the fullest. Volunteers like you
are a tremendous source of ideas
that constitute the lifeblood of an
organization. Join a committee of
your choice, provide creative inputs
into the programs, and assist us in
increasing the publics awareness
and enjoyment of Chemistry.
We will gain refreshingly new
insights and perspectives from the
collective wisdom of the assembled
network of SCHB executives.
Our teamwork will offer people a
vision, perchance to dream, and the
motivation to explore new vistas and
ventures. SCHB stands ready to bring
about a sea change in mentorship,
and establish small businesses to
benefit the young and old and shy
and bold spanning geographic,
national, and cultural boundaries.
I look forward to future professional
interactions with admiration and
enthusiasm. And of course humor
the possibilities are intriguing!
Kindest regards and best wishes,

Mukund Chorghade
SCHB Chair

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PROGRAMMING
BOSTON BULLETIN
Joe Sabol, Program Chair
Full details of all SCHB activities
can be found at www.acs.org/
boston2015 and www.acs-schb.
org. Most of SCHBs Boston
meeting events will be held
in Westin Boston Waterfront,
adjacent to Boston Convention
& Exhibition Center. All
SCHB oral symposia are PRES
cosponsored/recommended.
Meet old friends and make
new ones and plan your Boston
schedule at Members Breakfast,
7:00-8:00 A.M. in Westin
Griffin; please RSVP http://
ow.ly/PzlqK. All breakfast,
lunch, and reception events are
open and at no cost to SCHB
members and guests. SCHB
ribbons will be available to affix
to your badge. After breakfast,
your Executive Committee will
meet 8:00-11:30 A.M. in Westin
Griffin. The meeting is open and
all are welcome to attend. If you
have an item for the agenda,
please contact Anis Rahman
at
chair-elect@acs-schb.org.
SCHB needs member help as
a greeter at each symposia:
simply stand at the door,
welcome attendees and answer
questions about SCHB, and
assist the presider, if needed;
to sign up, contact program@
acs-schb.org with your first
and second choice of sessions
(listed below.) SCHB needs
member help to take a few hours
at the Expo Booth: promote
SCHB member benefits and
programming; to sign up, contact
expo-booth@acs-schb.org with
2-3 hour time blocks when you
are available. SCHB will have a
gift for each member who takes
a turn as a greeter or at the booth.
SCHB & PROF will host
Speaker & Member Luncheon,
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Sunday 11:45 A.M.-1:15 P.M.,


in Westin Commonwealth A.
Please RSVP at http://ow.ly/
PzneR. Financially supported
by Young & Thompson.

SCHB & PROF will host


Speaker & Member Luncheon,
Tuesday
11:45
A.M.-1:15
P.M., Westin Griffin. Please
RSVP
http://ow.ly/PzmUA.

Programming begins with


the
SCHB Poster Session,
Sunday 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
in Westin Webster; all SCHB
posters will also be at SciMix Monday evening. True
Stories from Entrepreneurs:
BRIC Edition is 1:00 P.M. in
Westin Webster and is PRES cosponsor/recommended. Dont
forget to stop and discuss
business at SCHBs Expo
Booth 1033, Sunday 6:00-8:30
P.M. in BCEC Halls A & B1
(Expo also open Monday &
Tuesday 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.)

The SCHB Cannabis Chemistry


Committee will host Social
Hour, Tuesday 3:00-5:00 P.M.
For more information on the
CCC and the social, please
contact cannabis@acs-schb.org.

True Stories will continue


Monday morning in Westin
Webster, with coffee 8:00
A.M.
and
the
program
at 8:30 A.M. Financially
supported by Osha Liang, LLP.
SCHB & PROF will host a
Speaker & Member Luncheon,
Monday
11:45
A.M.-1:15
P.M., in Westin Griffin. Please
RSVP
http://ow.ly/PzmoB.
The Legacy of Henry Hill:
Commercial Enterprises in
the Polymer Sector begins at
1:15 P.M. in Westin Webster
and is PRES co-sponsored/
recommended. Sci-Mix is 8:0010:00 P.M. in Boston Convention
& Exhibition Center, Hall C.
Starting-Up & Spinning-Out:
Commercializing
Innovative
Chemistry, is Tuesday morning
in Westin Webster. Coffee
and networking at 8:00 A.M.
and the program at 8:30
A.M.; the afternoon session
starts at 1:15 P.M.; PRES
co-sponsor/recommended.

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SCHB will cosponsor the


Henry Hill Reception, Tuesday
5:00-7:00 P.M. in Seaport
Hotel, Plaza Ballroom A/B.
SCHB was nominated for a
Chemluminary - be sure to
attend and cheer for SCHB!
Note location: Westin Copley
Place Hotel (from BECE,
Shuttle
Route
1
Blue).
Reception and posters Tuesday
8:00-8:45 P.M., awards 9:0010:00 P.M., and celebration and
dancing until 12:00 midnight.
Every SCHB member knows
that small companies can
produce significant results
- hear it at Big Chemistry
from
Small
Businesses,
Wednesday
8:30-10:30
A.M., Westin Webster; PRES
co-sponsor/recommended.
Thats it for Boston. Next Stop:
San Diego!
Start the Boston
Meeting with the SCHB
Members Breakfast!
Sunday, August 16
7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Westin Boston
Waterfront, Griffin
Enjoy continental breakfast
and conversation. Please
RSVP if you plan to attend:
http://ow.ly/PzlqK
August 2015

PROGRAMMING

SCHB Technical Programming


Westin Boston Waterfront (unless otherwise noted)
SUNDAY
11:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Entrepreneurs Poster
Session, Westin Waterfront,
Webster Meeting Room
1. SCHB is your link to ACS
networks and resources.
M. Chorghade, et al.
2. Chemical Angel Network:
Chemical professionals
investing in chemistry
enabled businesses.
S. White, et al.
3. Cannabis regulatory
awareness, quality assurance,
and the future of the industry.
J. Marcu, et al.
4. Starting small companies
focused on rare diseases.
S. Ekins, J. Wood
5. Big data applications in
small chemical businesses.
P. Chen
SUNDAY NOON
11:45 A.M.-1:15 P.M.
Speaker & Member Luncheon
Westin Commonwealth A
RSVP http://ow.ly/PzneR
Financially supported by
Young & Thompson.

SCHB Presenters Benefit


One Day Free Registration
Contact Program
Chair Joe Sabol
program@acs-schb.org

SUNDAY AFTERNOON
True Stories from
Entrepreneurs: BRIC Edition,
Westin Webster
1:05 P.M. The GelTex story.
W. Mandeville
1:35 Understanding,
optimizing, and harnessing
amphotericin B.
M. Burke
2:05 Engineering catalysts
not just for chemical
transformations, but for
building businesses BRIC
by BRICK.
G.D. Yadav
2:35 Intermission.
2:55 Public private
partnership: Recipe for
discoveries.
S.V. Malhotra
3:25 Generating effective
diagnostic technology for the
developing world.
G.M. Whitesides
3:55 Across the seven seas:
integrated circuit model for
drug discovery.
M.P. Gore
4:25 Expanding chemistry
frontiers: Efficient airstable catalysts for aqueous
chemistry water and
chemosynthesis using
synthetic livers.
A. Mehta, M. Chorghade

MONDAY MORNING
True Stories from
Entrepreneurs: BRIC Edition,
Westin Webster
Financially supported by
Osha Liang, LLP.
8:00 A.M. Coffee
8:35 Chemical sensors: An
ideal application for organic
electronics. T.M. Swager
9:05 Chemical management
for safe, secure, and
environmentally sound
chemical facilities. N.B.
Jackson
9:35 Chemosynthetic livers:
Predict, prepare, and prove
the structure, activity, and
toxicity of drug metabolites.
M. Chorghade, R.
Chorghade
10:05 Intermission.
10:25 Perspectives on
the science, technology,
and innovation ecosystem
as drivers of economic
growth in BRIC countries.
J. Margolis, S. Howerton,
D. MacDonald
10:55 Olefin metathesis
chemistry as a catalyst for
building businesses BRIC by
BRIC. R.H. Grubbs
11:25 Reverse pharmacology
and systems approaches
for chemical biology, drug
discovery, and development:
Inspiration from the wisdom
of Mother Nature. M.
Chorghade, R. Chorghade
11:55 Concluding Remarks.

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PROGRAMMING
TUESDAY MORNING
TUESDAY NOON
Starting-Up & Spinning-Out:
Speaker & Member Luncheon,
Commercializing Innovative
Westin Griffin
Chemistry
11:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.
Westin Webster
RSVP at http://ow.ly/PzmUA.
8:00 A.M. Coffee
8:35 Delivery to biotech:
TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Alkermes and TransForms
Starting-Up & Spinning-Out:
stories. J.F. Remenar
Commercializing Innovative
9:05 Evolve or die: Life and
Chemistry
times of a biotech start-up.
Westin Webster
R. Stein
1:20 P.M. IntellipigmentTM
9:35 Calculario: The
hydrogen detection
spin out process for an
technology. N. Mohajeri
advanced organic materials
1:50 Post start-up science:
computational discovery
Weathering the seas of change.
startup.
C.L. Campion
A. Aspuru-Guzik, R. Gomez2:20 Safer, high-performance
Bombarelli, J. Aguileraelectrolytes for nextIparaguirre, T. Hirzel
generation lithium-ion
10:05 Intermission.
batteries.
10:25 Catabasis: A biotech
R.J. Hamers, M.L. Usrey, A.
start up based on an innovative Pena-Hueso, S. Guillot, R.C.
chemistry platform.
West, M. Pollina
M. Jirousek
2:50 Intermission.
10:55 Career transitions in
3:10 YANACO: Yet another
a rapidly evolving industry:
nano company, a lean start-up
Large company, small
concept for chemicals and
company, consulting, and
materials. R.N. Grass
virtual company. M.J. Tebbe
3:40 Building a microscale
11:25 Making molecular
MONDAY EVENING
future at HD Sciences through
prosthetics with a small
Boston Convention &
high capacity magnetic
molecule synthesizer.
Exhibition Center Hall C
nanoparticles for compound
M.D. Burke
synthesis. P.C. Kearney
8:00 - 10:00 Sci-Mix
11:55 Concluding Remarks.

4:10 Concluding Remarks.


WEDNESDAY MORNING
Big Chemistry from Small Businesses
Westin Webster
8:35 A.M. XploSafes technologies for a safer world. A.W. Apblett, N.F. Materer
9:05 Efforts to commercialize light and pH activated ruthenium anticancer compounds. E.T.
Papish, D.L. Gerlach, S.E. Brown, J.J. Paul, E.J. Merino
9:35 Sterically protected and electronically activated azamacrocycle catalysts for lignin
depolymerization: A new approach to biomass valorization. M. Chorghade
10:05 Chemistry and toxicology of e-cigarettes and e-liquids. J.H. Lauterbach
10:35 Concluding Remarks.
MONDAY AFTERNOON
The Legacy of Henry Hill:
Commercial Enterprises in the
Polymer Sector
Westin Webster
1:20 P.M. Antifouling marine
and medical technology.
M. Grunlan
1:50 Olefin metathesis for
commercial development of
polymers on a commercial
scale. R.H. Grubbs
2:20 Polymer chemistry
innovations from an academic
start-up to where it is going.
B. Gordon
2:50 Intermission.
3:10 Organic growth of a
polymer analysis business.
J. Rancourt
3:40 From university to
reality. G.M. Whitesides
4:10 Discovery and
development of Renagel
and WelChol.
W. Mandeville
4:40 Concluding
Remarks.

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PROGRAMMING
International Affairs
Committee Symposia
Tuesday,
BECE 208
Sharon Vercellotti, Councilor
of the Division of Small
Chemical Business, is an
invited speaker at the ACS
Presidential-Recommended
Symposium,
International
Entrepreneurship:
How to
Start a Business and Thrive
in the Global Marketplace.
The symposium, organized
by H.N. Cheng and Anges
Rimando, will be held at the
ACS Meeting in Boston on
Tuesday, August 18th, from
8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. in the
Westin Boston Waterfront,
Burroughs Room (Harborwing,
Concourse Level). Vercellottis
presentation is entitled, The
Development of a Global
Small Chemical Business with
International Marketing and
Outreach, and is scheduled
at 4 P.M. The symposium
is cosponsored by AGRO,
BMGT,
CARB,
CHAS,
COLL,
ENFL,
ENVR,
MEDI, PROF, and SCHB.
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250th ACS National Meeting


& Exposition, Boston, MA
Presidential-Recommended
Symposium -- International
Entrepreneurship: How to
Start a Business and Thrive in
Global Marketplace
Organizers: H. N. Cheng and
Agnes Rimando
Boston Convention and
Exhibition Center
Session 1
8:30 A.M. Opening Remarks
Diane Grob Schmidt. 2015
ACS President
8:40 Plenary Presentation:
Lessons in translating
university research to the
marketplace. Joseph M. De
Simone. University of North
Carolina, USA
9:10 How to start a business
and thrive in the global
marketplace: A story from
US/Taiwan/China. Jo Shen.
ScinoPharm, Taiwan/China
9:35 From chemistry student
to chemical entrepreneur and
public company CEO. Frank
Jaksch. ChromaDex, Inc.,
USA
10:00 Break (20 min)
10:20 What it takes to be a
chemistry entrepreneur. Javier
Garcia Martinez. Rive
Technology, Inc., Spain/USA
10:45 The creation of a
globally sustainable generic
pharmaceutical model. Sudhir
K. Nambiar. Dr. Reddys
Laboratories, India
11:10 Its a Competitive
World Out There Factors
for STEM venture success.
Judith C. Giordan. ecosVC,
USA
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Session 2
1:30 P.M. Keynote
Presentation: From discovery
to commercialization.
George M. Whitesides.
Harvard University, USA
2:00 Distributed alliances:
Strategic partnerships to
access markets and capital.
Nicholas J. Conti. Quest
Diagnostics, USA
2:25 Knowledge intensive
business services in Brazil:
Entrepreneurship in a
stimulating scenario.
Thais Guaratini.
Lynchnoflora, Brazil
2:50 Tips for innovative
entrepreneurship. Anwar
Rayan. Al Qasemi Academic
College, Israel
3:15 Break (20 min)
3:35 International
entrepreneurship: Lessons
from the road. Sundeep
Dugar. Sphaera Pharma,
India/Singapore/USA
4:00 The development of
a global small chemical
business with international
marketing and outreach.
Sharon Vercellotti. V-LABS,
Inc., USA
4:25 International prototype
development. Daniel T.
Daly. AIME, University of
Alabama, USA
4:55 Closing Remarks.
H.N. Cheng. IAC Chair
TUESDAY EVENING
Henry Hill Reception, SCHB
cosponsor, Seaport Hotel,
Plaza Ballroom A/B.
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
August 2015

NITEEN VAIDYA

PROGRAMMING
REGIONAL MEETING REPORT 2015
Joe Sabol, Program Chair

SCHB was at Joint Great Lakes Central


Regional (JGLCRM) Meeting 27-30
May 2015 in Grand Rapids MI with
six presentations in Entrepreneurs
Tool Kit: Resources and True Stories.

Also, Chemical Industry in the South


is scheduled for Friday and Saturday
and will focus on challenges to the
Southern chemical industries, career
opportunities, and future directions
for growth. A workshop to allow
more in-depth discussion of these
topics will also be scheduled. If you
are interested in being a speaker in
this symposia or participating in the
workshop, please contact organizer
Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.
SWRM/SERMACS abstract
submission closes 10 August 2015, see
www.2015sermacs-swrm.com/.

Booth Chair Niteen Vaidya greets people at the SCHB Booth


during the Expo at the ACS National Meeting in Denver.
JENNIFER MACLACHLAN

SCHB will be at 71st Southwest /67th


Southeast (SWRM/SERMACS), 4-7
November 2015 at the Memphis Cook
Convention Center and the Sheraton
Convention Hotel, downtown Memphis
TN. SCHB is organizing Entrepreneurs
Tool Kit: Resources and True Stories,
scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

BARRY TROST

SCHB members at the SCHB/PROF Sunday Networking Luncheon at ACS Denver. L to R: Terry Say, Pete Bonk (SCHB Past
Chair), Jennifer Maclachlan (SCHB PR Chair) and Jens Breffke.

ACS regional meetings in 2016 include:


CERM 18-21 May, Cincinnati OH
MARM 9-12 June, Riverdale NY
NORM 26-29 June, Anchorage AK
NERM 5-8 October, Binghamton NY
SERMACS 23-26 October, Columbia, SC
MWRM 26-28 October, Manhattan KS
SWRM 10-14 October, Galveston TX
If you see a regional meeting close
to you or one where youd like to
organize a symposia, please contact
program@acs-schb.org.

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Barry Trost, 2014 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic


Chemistry recipient, with SCHB member and Chemical Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council Chair, Janet Bryant,
at the BMGT Industrial Award Reception at ACS Denver.

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August 2015

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rate with a fully furnished 10x10 ft. booth, including a technical meeting registration to the ACS
meeting ($400 value). Obtain a booth at the special rate of $500 for SCHB members who are first
time participants.
Contact Booth Chair, Niteen Vaidya expo-booth@acs-schb.org
Visit SCHB at Booth #1033 at the Expo from Sunday to Tuesday!
Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Halls A & B1.
Sunday: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Monday: 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.
We will be joined in Beantown on the Small Businesses Row with the following booths:
CreaGen Biosciences, Inc. (www.creagenbio.com) at Booth 1253, Deep Pharm-Chem Pvt.
Ltd (www.deeppharm.com) at Booth 1243, ViridisChem, Inc. (www.viridischem.com) at
Booth 1329, the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (www.warnerbabcock.
com and www.beyondbenign.org) at Booth 1331, Neo-Advent Technologies, LLC (www.
neo-adventtec.com) at Booth 1240, and Chemistry At Your Fingertips at Booth 1239.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
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Social Media ACS Network,
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
Discounted SOCMA listing

2015 ACS FELLOWS IN SCHB


Congratulations to SCHB members Bonnie
A. Charpentier, John Jack Driscoll, Harry J.
Elston, and Marinda Li Wu, who were honored
for their contributions to science, the profession, and the Society with the distinction of
ACS Fellow, Class of 2015.

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SCHB PATRON MEMBERS

Thank you to all SCHB Patrons, who as corporate members wish to foster the Divisions objectives to aid in the
formation, development, and
growth of small chemical businesses.
Special thanks go to our Patron Members, who are also
Sponsors of SCHB events. In
Boston, Young & Thompson
is supporting Sundays Speakers and Members Luncheon
prior to the True Stories from
Entrepreneurs: BRIC Edition
session, and Osha Liang, LLP
is backing Mondays Breakfast
before the continuation of the
True Stories session. Also in
Boston, ProVerde Laboratories
is the Sponsor of the Cannabis
Chemistry (our new subgroup)
reception on Tuesday afternoon
at Luckys Lounge.
Kudos to Brewer Science, Inc.
for their strong support at the
Denver meeting, including
their backing of the Kathryn
C. Hach Award Breakfast and
Luncheon, as well as sharing
the costs for the SCHB Reception at the Cactus Club.
Hats off to our sponsors of
SCHB regional events, including Cannabis Chemistry receptions, held earlier this summer

August 2015

at Claremont, Calif. (EZ Chem


Consultancy Inc.) and Seattle
(Eden Labs, LLC).

CURRENT SCHB PATRON


MEMBERS
Brewer Science Inc.
(www.brewerscience.com)
Liaison Member: Dr. Jyoti
Malhotra
Eden Labs, LLC
(www.edenlabs.com)
Liaison Member: A.C. Braddock
EZ Chem Consultancy Inc.
(www.ezchemconsult.com)
Liaison Member: Ezra M.
Pryor
Osha Liang LLP
(www.oshaliang.com)
Liaison Member: Carlyn A.
Burton
ProVerdeLaboratories
(www.proverdelabs.com)
Liaison Member: Christopher
Hudalla Ph.D.
Young & Thompson
(www.young-thompson.com)
Liaison Member: Dr. Robert
Goozner
Haukaas & Fish PLLC
(www.hfglobalip.com)Liaison
Member: Michael Haukaa
Patriot Bioenergy Corp.
(www.patriotbioenergy.com)
Liaison Member: Roger Ford

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MEMBERSHIP

BECOMING AN SCHB
PATRON MEMBER
Interested in becoming a SCHB
Patron?
SCHB objectives, as defined in
the SCHB Bylaws II, Section
3, broadly include addressing
legal, educational, regulatory,
economic, and legislative
needs, encouraging interaction
among members and other
organizations interested in
promoting free enterprise
among chemists, being a
liaison between small chemical
businesses and chemistry
students,
and
providing
expertise of its members to the
Society for the betterment of
the public.
Annual dues for Patron
Members are $200.
Alternatively, become a
Patron Member at the $500
level by sponsoring an event
at future National Meetings.
These events include Meeting
Breakfasts, Speakers
Luncheons, or Socials.
For details, contact Treasurer
David Deutsch
(treasurer@acs-schb.org),
or
Program Chair Joseph Sabol
(program@acs-schb.org).

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EXEC COMMITTEE
Newsletter Welcome

2015 SCHB DIVISION OFFICERS

chair@acs-schb.org
Chair-Elect/Planning Chair
Anis Rahman
chair-elect@acs-schb.org
Past Chair
Stanley S. Seelig
past-chair@acs-schb.org
Secretary
Abhishek A. Kantak
secretary@acs-schb.org
Treasurer/Webmaster
David J. Deutsch
treasurer@acs-schb.org
webmaster@acs-schb.org
Councilor
Sharon V. Vercellotti
councilor@acs-schb.org
Program Chair/Alternate Councilor
Joseph E. Sabol
program@acs-schb.org
alt-councilor@acs-schb.org
Public Relations Chair
Jennifer Maclachlan
pr@acs-schb.org
Membership Chair

RAJEEV CHORGHADE

Chair
Mukund S. Chorghade

Rajeev Chorghade

As the new SCHB Newsletter Editor, it is an honor and a


privilege to introduce you to
the Fall 2015 ACS National
Meeting in Boston, and the
Small Chem Biz newsletter.
I hope that you will find this
newsletter to be clear, informative, and easy to navigate.
Please find enclosed details
about membership benefits, descriptions for upcoming events,
and technical programming information with opportunities
for participation and networking. I encourgage you to take
full advantage of the resources
and strong network of distinguished chemists and entrepreneurs that SCHB has to offer.
If are interested in highlighting
any recent accomplishments or
advertising in the SCHB newsletter, please contact me at
newsletter@acs-schb.org.

SCHB NEWEST
MEMBERS
Congratulations to the most recent SCHB members for joining the division.
Armour Associates, Ltd.
Arbsource
Applied Research & Photonics, Inc.
Alchemical Research,
L.L.C.
Advanced Chemical
Safety
Adduci, Mastriani &
Schaumberg, L.L.P.
Actol Chemicals, Ltd.
PARTNER WITH SCHB
Contact
Mukund Chorghade at
chair@acs-schb.org to
partner on entrepreneurial
local section events and/
or to collaborate with us
on symposia at National/
Regional Meetings.

Erika Lee Olterman


membership@acs-schb.org
Booth Chair
Niteen Vaidya
expo-booth@acs-schb.org
Newsletter Editor
Rajeev Chorghade
newsletter@acs-schb.org

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VOLUNTEER WITH SCHB


None of SCHBs valuable benefits and activities would have
been possible without volunteers like you. If you want to
expand your professional network, enhance your leadership
skills, or shape the future of SCHB, consider volunteering in
a more active role to further SCHBs mission.
Potential roles include Webmaster Assistant, Sponsors Development, Membership Support, Graphic Designer, Assistant Newsletter Editor, or any other ideas you have. Contact
any SCHB officer to learn more.
http://www.acs-schb.org

August 2015

RESOURCES
ACS ENTREPRENEURIAL
RESOURCES CENTER (ERC)
The ERC is an accelerator that
has a three-pronged approach to
help commercialize chemistrybased discoveries.
EMPOWER with knowledge
with 6 months of free access
to SciFinder.
DEVELOP with advising and
technial expertise from a
panel of experts.
SHOWCASE with potential
connections to partners and
funding through events.

Upcoming Events
The next ACS Entrepreneurial
Summit will be held on September 17-18, 2015 at the National Education Association
Auditorium in Washington,
DC, following the success of the
summit in October 2014. The
conference features panel discussions and talks from industry members on a variety of topics from funding to partnering.
It is especially relevant for
startups and small businesses
to learn more about entrepreneurship in the science field
and the associated challenges in
bringing a concept to market.

2015 ACS Entrepreneurial


Virtual Showcase
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

The ERC will showcase 15-20


high-quality investment opportunities in cutting edge products
and services in chemistry-based
industries:
pharmaceuticals,
biotech, energy & cleantech,
materials science, consumer
products, and more.
Each company will make a
virtual presentation followed
by Q&A, and be available for
discussion with interested investors and corporate partners.
For more information, visit the
ERC website or email
startup@acs.org.

SCHB AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Stay up-to-date and network by interacting with SCHB via


www.acs-schb.org, and LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
SCHB has over 1,400 likes on Facebook! If you have SCHB-related news you would like to
share, contact PR Chair Jennifer Maclachlan at pr@acs-schb.org with your request.

SMALL CHEMICAL BUSINESSES


AND CORPORATE ASSOCIATES
Neal Langerman

With more than 161,000 members, the American Chemical


Society (ACS) is the worlds
largest scientific society and
one of the worlds leading
sources of authoritative scientific information; more than half
of its members are employed by
chemical companies and allied
industries. The ACS Board of
Directors created the Committee on Corporation Associates
(CA) in 1952, as the formal
link between the Society and
the chemical enterprise. More
than 30 companies actively
support the profession and
science of chemistry, and have
a direct voice for corporate
discussion with the ACS,
through participation in CA.
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Companies of all sizes can benefit from membership in CA.


For the employers of members
of SCHB, association with CA
will provide many valuable
business opportunities. Among
these are:

Opportunities to identify
focus areas and speakers
for briefings on Capitol
Hill on topics of interest
to legislators and industry
The ability to participate in
the writing and review process
for ACS Policy Statements,
which are used by legislators
and congressional staffers
to help enable informed discussion of chemistry-related
topics
Privileged access to market
information, technical trends,
manufacturing patterns, and
market opportunities
http://www.acs-schb.org

Specialty presentations featuring key leaders from industry, academe, and government
on the timely issues of the day

Exclusive contacts with
the leaders in research and
product innovation
Provide guidance for the ACS
Entrepreneurial
Resources
Center [http://www.acs.org/
content/acs/en/careers/careerservices/resourcecenter.html]
Networking
opportunities
with peers from senior-level
research and development
laboratories

Programs to enhance and
support diversity awareness
within the chemistry enterprise and its workforce

Forums to better prepare
undergraduate and graduate
students to work in industry
Access to a variety of leaderAugust 2015

RESOURCES
ship skill building programs
CA is structured to foster input by member companies of
all sizes. Annual dues are only
$500 to join plus $2 per chemist. The Committee meets twice
annually (during ACS National
Meetings), with members able
to participate by teleconference, if desired. In addition,
there are several subcommittees
focused on high-priority topics
identified through member
company input; subcommittee
discussions are generally held
by teleconference, and are open

to all CA representatives in order to maximize participation


by, and comment from, interested member companies.
My company, Advanced Chemical Safety, has been a member
of CA for about 10 years. During that period, we have gained
contacts in the chemical industry, learned valuable lessons
related to process safety management, and participated in a
variety of public policy outreach
efforts related to the chemical
enterprise. The small annual
dues and time commitment

SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL
MANUFACTURERS AND
AFFILIATES (SOCMA)
OPPORTUNITY
SOCMAs Marketplace and
Chemical Services Directory
(CSD) is a searchable database
which contains over 200 companies that use specialty and
fine chemicals or custom chemical services. In addition to providing another venue for networking, it also includes shared
resources for subscribers.
After realizing the potential for
SCHB members to benefit from

the available services provided


by SOCMA discussions were
held with the Executive Committee. SCHB is now pleased
to announce the following opportunity exclusively for SCHB
members offered by SOCMA:
Discounted
subscription
profile on its online Marketplace and Chemical Services

has had a rich return on the investment.


As a member of SCHB and CA,
I invite you to consider joining
CA and including CA activity
on your agenda for each ACS
National Meeting. More information is available at
http://www.acs.org/content/
acs/en/about/governance/
committees/associates.html
and for additional details on
membership please contact
ACS Staff Liaison Dave
Harwell (d_harwell@acs.org).
Directory located at
www.socmachemicaldirectory.com for $500
upfront for the first year
and assistance in creating a CSD profile.
Renewal requests must
be made by contacting SOCMA,
but a 30-day notice will precede
a price change before the
completion of the one-year
subscription cycle.
To learn more, visit the website
at www.socmachemicaldirectory.com/ or contact Ben Jones at
bjones@centurygloballlc.com.

SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS


Notify Newsletter Editor
Rajeev Chorghade at
newsletter@acs-schb.org
for recognition of your
accomplishments in an
upcoming issue. It is never
too late to get involved or
be featured in the SCHB
newsletter!
August 2015

http://www.acs-schb.org

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FUTURE MEETINGS
PACIFICHEM PROGRAM
December 15-20, 2015
Honolulu, HI
Joe Sabol

Make your plans now to attend


Pacifichem 2015, International
Chemical Congress of Pacific
Basin Societies (also known
as PAC CHEM) December
15th-20th, in Honolulu, HI.
The meeting theme is Chemical
Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific. Foster
new relationships, participate
in international scientific and
business development, and
learn about activities of academic and industrial partners
in the international community.

SAN DIEGO SCOOP


SCHB at ACS 251st
National Meeting
San Diego, CA, March 13-20, 2016
Joe Sabol

The San Diego meeting theme


is Computers in Chemistry, and abstract submission
opens on 17 August 2015. See
C&EN
www.pubs.acs.org/
cen/ or www.acs.org/meetings.

FUTURE NATIONAL MEETINGS


251st ACS Meeting
San Diego, CA
March 13-17, 2016
Computers in Chemistry
252nd ACS Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
August 21-25, 2016
Chemistry of the People,
by the People,
and for the People

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SCHB members organized


three symposia:
1. The Evolving Nature of Scholarly Communication: Connecting Scholars with Each Other
and with Society (#173 Connecting Chemistry with Society)
Jennifer Maclachlan, et al., examine how traditional publishing models are changing as a
result of the impact of social
media, as well as how social
media are being used to foster
new models of communication
and engagement with society; ACS CEO Tom Connelly,
is giving opening remarks.
2. Small Businesses Reaching
Out for Market Share: Tool Kit
and Success Stories (#185 Connecting Chemistry with Society)
Joseph Sabol, Adam Blunn, et
al. aim to provide perspectives
on the challenges, excitement,
and do-overs that are inherent
in launching and driving growth
in the commercial sector.
SCHBs program holds:
Computers in Chemistry:
Bridging the Gap between Clients and Software, organized
by Catherine Johnson
Start-up Businesses in
Drug Discovery, organized by
Patrick Kearney
Cannabis: Exploring the
Chemistry, History, and Future, organized by Roger Ford
and Ezra Pryor
Best Practices from Entrepreneurs, organized by Joe
Sabol
Entrepreneurs Poster Session, organized by George
Ruger
http://www.acs-schb.org

3. Advances in Terahertz
Spectroscopy
and
Imaging
(#413
Analytical)
Anis Rahman, et al., terahertz
spectrometry,
reflectometry,
and
imaging
address biomedical and pharmaceutical research, cancer
detection, transdermal drug
delivery, materials for energy,
forensic science and security.
Early registration closes on
Thursday, October 15, 2015
and the deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, November
13, 2015. For links, technical
program, and the latest meeting
details, visit www.pacifichem.
org. For an exhibitor prospectus, contact expo@acs.org.
Follow on Twitter @ACSSCHB #SCHB @Pacifichem
#Pacifichem and/or
www.facebook.com/Pacifichem.

SCHB member Neal Langerman


is
organizing
the
SCHB & CHAS reception.
Additional symposia may
be organized up to the abstract
submission
deadline, October 12th, 2015.
If you are able to recruit several speakers, this will help. For
further information, contact
SCHBs Program Committee at program@acs-schb.org.
Looking forward, August 2125, 2016 will be ACS 252nd
National Meeting in Philadelphia, with theme Chemistry
of the People, by the People
and for the People. SCHB
welcomes suggestions for
symposia and other events.
August 2015