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Small Chem Biz

Division of Small Chemical Businesses

American Chemical Society
August 2018 Volume 48, Issue 2


REGIONAL Dear Division Members:
Peter C. Lauro

MEETINGS As we head into August and look forward to the 256th

October 21, 2018 ACS National in Boston, it has been a very productive
and exciting time in the Division of Small Chemical
Midwest Regional Businesses (SCHB) since the New Orleans meeting.
Meeting (MWRM)
Ames, IA Some highlights include:
• Completion of an Innovative Program Grant (IPG)
entitled “Expanding SCHB’s Presence in the ACS
October 31, 2018 Northwest Region,” awarded to SCHB in January 2018
Southeastern and lead by Joe Sabol
Augusta, GA SCHB has been selected as a finalist for ChemLuminary Awards:
•Global Engagement Award for Technical Divisions
•Recognition of Innovation and Outstanding Service to Members of a Division
November 7, 2018 •Outstanding Local Section-Technical Division Collaboration
Southwest Regional
Meeting (SWRM) SCHB submitted two proposals for IPGs:
•“SCHB Member Business Development at Regional Meetings”, submitted by
Little Rock, AR George Ruger, SCHB Chair Elect
•“Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Innovate Now- Launch ~
Leverage ~ Lead”, submitted by Jennifer Maclachlan, SCHB Communications
Chair, and Mukund Chorghade, Ph.D., SCHB Alternate Councilor and
Chairman Emeritus
• SCHB members Bill Carroll, Jr. and Joe Sabol will be inducted as Fellows of
the American Chemical Society

Chair Message............1 SCHB has put together an interesting and informative program. Please read on
for more details. And don’t forget to stop by the SCHB Booth on the Exhibition
Programming.........2-5 Floor, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Hall A, at location
#1732. We would love to have you assist us with staffing the SCHB Booth during
the National Meeting – it’s a great way for you to learn about the different ways
National...............2-4 you can engage and become involved with the SCHB. If you are interested in
volunteering, contact Booth Chair Niteen Vaidya at
Also, please join us for the SCHB Reception, co-hosted by SCHB, ACS
Member News............6 Corporation Associates, and the Division of Chemical Health & Safety
(CHAS) on Monday, August 20th, from 6:30-8:00 P.M. in the Sheraton
Exec Committee........7 Boston Hotel, Back Bay B. From BCEC, take Shuttle Bus Route 3 RED.

Booth.............................8 I encourage you to attend as many of the SCHB sessions and events
as you are able and hope you are able to stop by the SCHB Reception
Membership................9 and the SCHB Booth! In the meantime, SCHB election time is coming
and WE WANT YOU! Please keep an eye out in the coming weeks
Future Meetings......10 for an SCHB eBlast with details about elections and volunteering.
Peter C. Lauro, Esq.
SCHB Chair

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BOSTON BULLETIN The SCHB Reception (with Corporation
Associates and Division of Chemical Health &
SCHB Program Committee Safety) is Monday, August 20th, from 6:30-8:00
P.M. in the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay
B. From BCEC, take Shuttle Bus Route 3 RED.
Details of the ACS 256th National Meeting, RSVP:
August 19-23th, 2018, themed “Nanoscience,
Nanotechnology & Beyond”, are found at, including the on-
line meeting planner and mobile app. The final
program is also in the July 30th C&EN. At Sci-Mix, Monday from 8:00-10:00 P.M.,
SCHB will have two posters: ChemLuminary
Section and Division Row. SCHB members are
The SCHB program will primarily be in the invited to take some time at a poster.
Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel and the Boston Tuesday, August 21st begins with coffee at
Convention & Exposition Center (BCEC), 8:30 A.M., followed by 9:00 A.M. Financial
except for special events Reception and & Business Formation Strategies for Start-Ups
ChemLuminary Awards. & Chemical-Related Businesses. At 1:30 P.M.
is Catalyzing Collaborations from Ideas to
Commercial Development. Both are in Aloft
The SCHB Executive Committee will hold their Boston Seaport, Mann 3.
open meeting on Saturday, August 18th, from
6:00-9:00 P.M. in BCEC 104A.
Tuesday evening is the ChemLuminary Awards
Ceremony, and SCHB is a finalist in three
On Sunday, August 19th, be sure to attend the categories. Viewing posters and reception is
SCHB Open House & Continental Breakfast at 8:00 P.M., and the awards are at 9:00 P.M.
from 8:00-9:00 A.M., hosted by Saul Ewing Please attend and cheer for SCHB!
Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, followed by presentations
on SCHB benefits, programming, and
resources. In the afternoon will be Intellectual Stay tuned to our Facebook page for frequently
Property Basics for Chemical Businesses, with updated content: and/or follow
refreshment provided by Osha Liang LLP. Both SCHB on Twitter @ACSSCHB. Be sure to use
are in Aloft Boston Seaport, Mann 3. #ACSboston.

Sunday from 5:30-7:30 P.M. is the SCHB poster See you in Boston!
session in BCEC Hall B2/C and the SCHB
Booth 1732 in the Expo, BCEC Hall A. The
Expo will also be open Monday and Tuesday SHARE YOUR
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. SCHB members are invited ACHIEVEMENTS
to take some time at the poster or in the booth.
Monday, August 20th, starts with coffee at Notify Newsletter Editor Rajeev
8:00 A.M., hosted by Saul Ewing Arnstein
& Lehr, LLP followed by Innovation & Chorghade at
Commercialization in the Chemical Sector at for recognition of your accomplish-
8:30 A.M. Monday afternoon has In Memory
ments in an upcoming issue. Please
of Arthur Obermayer, Co-Founder of the Small
Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grant send any content to be included in the
Programs starting at 1:00 P.M. Both are in Aloft Spring 2019 newsletter by
Boston Seaport, Mann 3.
February 15th, 2019.
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SCHB Technical Programming

SUNDAY A.M. SUNDAY P.M. chemical companies.

9:00 A.M. - 11:20 A.M 1:00 P.M.- 4:45 P.M. S. S. White

Open House with Division of Intellectual Property Basics 3. Collaborations

Small Chemical Businesses for Chemical Businesses Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: A
Aloft Boston Seaport Aloft Boston Seaport small company focused on
rare and neglected disease
Mann 3 Mann 3
drug discovery.
8:00 A.M. Continental 1:00 P.M. Introductory K. M. Zorn
Breakfast. Remarks. T. Siepmann
4. Science Rendezvous:
9:00 A.M. Introductory 1:05 P.M. To patent or not to A way to boost industry,
Remarks. P. Lauro patent, that is the question academic, and NGO
R. Micheletti collaboration.
9:05 ACS Division of
Small Chemical Businesses: 1:45 P.M. US patent filing J. R. Berk and G. W. Ruger
Member benefits. P. Lauro strategies for small chemical
businesses. C. A. Burton
9:25 ACS Division of MONDAY A.M.
Small Chemical Businesses: 2:25 P.M. Strategies for
seeking a European patent. 8:30 A.M. - 11:20 A.M.
Programming opportunities. Innovation &
J. E. Sabol G. A. Dahlen Commercialization in the
Chemical Sector
9:45 Tool-kit for the 3:05 P.M. Intermission. Aloft Boston Seaport
entrepreneur: Resources to 3:20 P.M. Strategies for Mann 3
challenging US patent rights.
guide the successful start-up 8:00 A.M. Coffee.
K. Laurence
of a small chemical business. 8:30 A.M. Introductory
4:00 P.M. Nuts and bolts Remarks.
P. Lauro
of trademark selection and P. Lauro
10:05 SCHB: Panel protection in the US. 8:35 A.M. Business of
Discussion. K. B. Drake chemistry and the chemistry
10:50 Discussion and of business: The 50-year view
4:40 P.M. Concluding
from Strem Chemicals.
Networking. Remarks. T. Siepmann E. S. Honig
9:05 A.M. Biologically
SCHB Presenters Benefit
SUNDAY NIGHT inspired engineering: From
One Day Free discovery to technological
5:30 P.M.- 7:30 P.M. innovation.
Registration Entrepreneur’s Poster J. Aizenberg
Contact Program Session 10:05 A.M. Intermission.
Convention Center 10:20 A.M. Spherical
Chair Joe Sabol Exhibit Hall B2/C nucleic acids and their use in treatment of disease.
1. SCHB at the vanguard of D. Giljohann
Free Newsletter Ad innovation in the chemical 10:50 A.M. Creating one
community. P. L. Lauro of analytical chemistry’s
Contact Newsletter Editor most powerful tools...and
2. Chemical Angel Network:
Rajeev Chorghade then came the hard part.
Chemists investing in
P. J. Wyatt

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MONDAY P.M. drug discovery. K. M. Zorn TUESDAY P.M.

1:00 P.M.- 3:15 P.M 3. Science Rendezvous: 1:30 P.M.- 4:50 P.M.
A way to boost industry,
In Memory of Arthur academic, and NGO Catalyzing Collaborations
Obermayer, Co-Founder of collaboration. from Ideas to Commercial
the Small Business Innovative J. R. Berk and G. W. Ruger Development
Research (SBIR) Grant 4. Protect your business with Aloft Boston Seaport
Program intellectual property. Mann 3
Aloft Boston Seaport A. H. Berks 1:30 P.M. Introductory
Mann 3 Remarks. A. Berks
1:00 P.M. Introductory TUESDAY A.M. 1:35 Protect your business
Remarks. J. N. Driscoll with intellectual property.
9:00 A.M.- 11:45 A.M. A. Berks
1:10 Early history of the US
Small Business Innovation Financial & Business 2:00 Community-based
Research (SBIR) program. Formation Strategies for biotech incubators in New
J. N. Driscoll Start-Ups & Chemical- York and Connecticut: Elab
1:30 Observations on Arthur Related Businesses NYC and ABCT.
Obermayer. T. Hill Aloft Boston Seaport M. Howard
1:50 Arthur Obermayer: Mann 3 2:25 Techno-economic
A gentleman and a scholar modeling for new technology
of credit and renown. 8:30 A.M. Coffee.
development. C. Burk
M. Chorghade 9:00 A.M. Introductory
Remarks. J. Giordan 2:50 Design, development,
2:10 Pathways to and coming to market of a
commercialization success 9:15 Session Overview. novel, robust, and rugged
leveraging the SBIR program. solid state FTIR spectrometer.
K. Mahmud J. Giordan
J. Speed
2:30 ecosVC provides 9:25 Chemical due dilligence
in chemical business 3:30 Startup of a speciality
advanced STEM students chemical company-Polnox.
with training to conduct formation and acquisition.
R. G. Hanshaw A. Cholli
research through the Lens of
Research and the Lens of the 9:35 Effective advocates 3:55 Collaborative innovation
Market. J. C. Giordan collaborative: Unique strategy fostering natural
approach to fund raising and product research and
2:50 SBIR programs past development. T. Polgar
& present include the business development.
importance of Obermayer to M. Jalbert 4:20 Glycopeptide biologics
the program. J. N. Driscoll through total synthesis: Steps
9:45 Contracts and toward commercial viability.
3:10 Concluding Remarks. intellectual property in W. E. Walkowicz
J. N. Driscoll business start-up and
acquisition. J. Brougher 4:45 P.M. Concluding
Remarks. A. Berks
9:55 Value of Flexible,
MONDAY NIGHT Capital Fund, L3C in
8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. financial and business Advertise your
formation. J. St. Onge business in front of
Sci-Mix thousands of chemical
10:05 Value the Chemical
Convention Center Angel Network brings professionals!
Exhibit Hall B2/C to financial and business
formation strategies for start- Contact Booth Chair
1. Chemical Angel Network: ups and chemical related
Chemists investing in businesses. M. Vreeke Niteen Vaidya at
chemical companies. (expo-booth@acs-
S. S. White 10:15 Panel Discussion.
2. Collaborations 10:55 Concluding Remarks for a special
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: A J. Giordan introductory rate for
small company focused on 11:05 Office Hours with SCHB members!
rare and neglected disease Presenters.
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SCHB Program Committee
George Ruger presented an SCHB poster
at the nanoMARM meeting on June 3rd in
Bethlehem, PA.

SCHB was an exhibitor at the 22nd Green

Chemistry and Engineering Conference, June
18th-20nd in Portland OR. Members George Left to Right: Janet Bryant (Chair, ACS
Ruger and Joe Sabol represented SCHB. The Northwest Region Board), Anna Cavi-
23rd GC&EC Closing the Loop will be June nato (NORM 2018 General Co-Chair), Joe
11th-13th, 2019, in Reston, VA. Symposia Sabol (SCHB Program Chair), David Hel-
proposals are due September 10, 2018: debrant (NORM 2018 General Co-Chair).

At the 73rd Northwest Regional Meeting

(NORM), June 24th-27th in Richland, WA,
SCHB was a sponsor of a full day of Innovation
Programming and a half day on the impact of
wine science innovation, organized by Janet
Bryant and Judy Giordan.

The Midwest Regional Meeting (MWRM)

is coming up October 21st-23rd, in Ames IA,
with SCHB sponsoring Entrepreneurs Tool
Kit: Resources and Best Practices, organized
by Abhi Kantak. For more information, see:
SCHB Poster at MARM on June 3rd, 2018.
Photo credit to Elaina Voletto, student at
The 70th Southeast Regional Meeting Cedar Crest College and MARM volunteer.
(SERMACS) will be October 30th-November
3rd in Augusta, GA, and SCHB is sponsoring INTERESTED IN NETWORKING
Entrepreneurs Tool Kit: Resources and Best AT ACS BOSTON?
Practices, organized by Joe Sabol. For more
Attend the Industry Networking
information, see:
Reception Monday, August 20th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for frequently Back Bay B Room
updated content: and/or follow
SCHB on Twitter @ACSSCHB. We hope to RSVP using this link:
see you at a Regional Meeting!

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SCHB MEMBERS ELECTED Find out more about SCHB!
To find out more about SCHB, membership
The 2018 Class of ACS Fellows includes two benefits, events, and how you can contrib-
SCHB Members: Bill Carroll, Jr. and Joe Sabol. ute, visit the SCHB websites:

Including our two new Fellows, 34 current SCHB

members have been elected as ACS fellows. Please
join us in congratulating:
Listen to Jennifer Maclachlan talk about
Lisa Balbes how SCHB is the home for entrepreneurs in
Rodney Bennett ACS - chemists and not:
Janet Bryant
Mary Carroll
Bill Carroll, Jr.
Bonnie Charpentier
Mukund Chorghade
Peter Dorhout
John Driscoll The ACS Division of Business Devel-
Alan Ehrlich opment and Management (BMGT) is
Harry Elston pleased to announce that
Judith Giordan
Thomas H. Lane is the 2018
Joseph Heppert
Neal Langerman Recipient of the
Lee Latimer Henry F. Whalen, Jr. Award for Ex-
N Mandava cellence in Business Development and
Gerry Meyer Management in the
Anne O’Brien
Attila Pavlath Chemical Enterprise. Please join us
Russell Phifer for a reception in his honor on Mon-
Donivan Porterfield day August 20th, 4-6PM at the Back
Joe Sabol Bay Social Club.
Terence Say
Kathleen Schulz
Anthony Serianni
Dennis Smith, Jr. SMALL CHEM BIZ
Michael Strem
Barry Streusand Single Issue Rates
Anne Taylor
$25 Business Card 2 x 3.5 in.
John Vercellotti
$75 ¼ page 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Sharon Vercellotti
$130 ½ page 7 x 4.5 in.
John Warner $210 Whole page 7 x 9 in.
Dean Webster
The 2018 ACS Fellows will be honored at a Contact Newsletter Editor
special ceremony during the ACS Boston National Rajeev Chorghade at
Meeting on Monday, August 20th, 2018, from 2:00
P.M – 4:00 P.M., at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

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Peter C. Lauro Contact SCHB Chair
Peter Lauro at
George Ruger to partner on
Alternate Councilor entrepreneurial local
Mukund S. Chorghade section events and/or
to collaborate with
Secretary us on symposia at
Abhishek A. Kantak National/Regional
Treasurer/Webmaster Meetings.
David J. Deutsch
Program Chair/ Councilor
Joseph E. Sabol None of SCHB’s valuable benefits and activi- ties would have been possible without volun-
teers like you. If you want to expand your profes-
Public Relations Chair sional network, enhance your leadership skills, or
Jennifer Maclachlan shape the future of SCHB, consider volunteering in a more active role to further SCHB’s mission.
Membership Chair
Justin Crotty Potential roles include Webmaster Assistant, Spon- sors Development, Membership Support, Graphic De-
Booth Chair
signer, Assistant Newsletter Editor, or any other ideas
Niteen Vaidya
you have. Contact any SCHB officer to learn more.

Newsletter Editor
Rajeev Chorghade
Newsletter Editor, Emeritus
Sharon V. Vercellotti

Past Chair
Anis Rahman

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Discounted rate for SCHB Members Free National Meeting Registration
Do you want to be featured in front of and interact with over 12,000 chemical professionals? Ex-
perience the promotional opportunities of a professional trade show booth at a special introductory
rate with a fully furnished 10x10 ft. booth, including a technical meeting registration to the ACS
meeting ($480 value). Obtain a booth at the special rate of $600 for SCHB members who are first
time participants. Contact Booth Chair, Niteen Vaidya
Visit SCHB officers and volunteers at Booth #1732 at the Expo from Sunday to Tuesday!
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall A
Sunday: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Monday: 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M
The small business booth row in Boston will feature (booth number):
532 Art Robbins Instruments 1732 SCHB
632 Heptochem, Inc. 1832 Kemblox
732 Rachael Pricer Graphics, LLC 1932 Key Organics
832 Japan Analytical Industry Co. Ltd. 2032 MIT Press
932 Molecular Knowledge Systems 2132 IOP Publishing
1032 X-Ability Co. Ltd. 2232 PharmAgra Labs, Inc.
1132 Vantage Resources Solutions, LLC 2332 Microyn Technologies
1232 Chemrus Inc. 2532 NMX Research & Solutions
1432 Sentinel Process Systems, Inc. 2632 Omnicron Biochemicals
1532 Gate Scientific, Inc. 2732 Beyond Benign
1632 Faster Chemistry, LLC 2432 Available

Gerry Meyer wins the 2018

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal

Gerry Meyer, SCHB α-member, received the American Insti-

tute of Chemists Gold Medal in Philadelphia on May 9th, 2018,
at Science History Institute (formerly Chemical Heritage Foun-
dation) Heritage Day. In addition to Gerry’s award, given were
Bolte Award for Industrial Chemistry, AIC Award, and Othmer
Award in memory of the Founder (and benefactor) of the In-
stitutes. “I am honored to have received the Gold Medal and
to have participated,” said Gerry. The annual event is held at
the Institute’s building at Independence Park. For more infor-
mation on the award and the American Institute of Chemists,
please visit the following link: SCHB Member
Congratulations Gerry! Gerry Meyer

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Thank you to all of the SCHB Patrons, who as corporate CURRENT SCHB
members wish to foster the Division’s objectives to aid in PATRON MEMBERS
the formation, development, and growth of small chemical
businesses. (further details at:
Corporations or organizations wishing to become Patron
Members are those that wish to foster the Division’s objec- • K2 Bio-Pharma
tives as defined in the SCHB Bylaws II, Section 3. These ob- Consulting, LLC.
jectives include the following:
• To aid in the formation, development, and growth of small Liaison Member:
chemical businesses. Krishna Kodukula
• CiVentiChem, LLC.
• To address the legal, social, educational, legislative, regu-
latory, and economic needs of self-employed chemists and Liaison Member:
ACS members who are employed by small chemical busi- Bhaskar Venepalli
•ecosVC, Inc.
• To encourage, promote, and organize personal interaction Liaison Member:
among members of the Division and other chemists, insti- Judith Giordan
tutions, or organizations interested in the promotion of free
enterprise among chemists. •YourEncore
Liaison Member:
• To serve as a clearinghouse for information about services
available to members engaged in or planning to start small Stuart Rabkin
chemical businesses. •E-KEM Sciences
Liaison Member:
• To provide liaison between small chemical businesses need-
ing part-time employees and chemistry students needing in- K. M. Abraham
come and experience. •PID Analyzers
• To provide the expertise and experience of its members to Liaison Member:
the SOCIETY and for the betterment of the public. Jennifer Maclachlan
•Purdue Research
Hats off to our Patrons and Sponsors of SCHB events, and
their Liaison Members. Foundation
Liaison Member:
Interested in becoming an SCHB Patron? Dipak Narula
•OSHA Liang
Annual Dues: • Patron $200. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: • $500 • $1,000 • $1,500
 Liaison Member:
Carlyn Burton
Annual dues for Patron Members are $200. An alternate way •Saul Ewing Arnstein
to be a Patron Member is to Sponsor an event at an upcom- and Lehr, LLP.
ing ACS National Meeting at the $500, $1,000, or $1,500 Liaison Member:
level. Ask any SCHB Officer on how your organization
Peter C. Lauro
can qualify for Patron Membership. Pay Now via Credit
Card (, or (prefer- •Young and Thompson
ably) ask for an invoice by emailing SCHB Treasurer Da- Liaison Member:
vid Deutach (at, and pay via check. Robert Goozner

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The ACS 257th National Meeting will be in Orlando, FL, from March 31st to April 4th, 2019. The
theme will be “Chemistry for New Frontiers.” It is not too late to organize a symposium, and if you
are interested, contact Joe Sabol Abstract submission will open August
20th, 2018.
The ACS 258th National Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, from August 25th-29th, 2019. The theme
will be “Chemistry of Water.” SCHB will submit its proposed symposia in December 2018; contact
Joe Sabol if you would like to organize a symposium.
Pacifichem will be in Honolulu, HI, from December 15th-22nd, 2020. If you did not submit your
symposium proposal in the first round, the second round call for symposium proposals will be open
January-April, 2019. For more information, please see:
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for frequently updated content: and/or follow
SCHB on Twitter @ACSSCHB. See you in 2019!


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