Environmental Problem Solvers: University of California Santa Barbara Builds Machine Learning Tool to Measure Chemical Impact

April 3, 2019

Currently, there are 150 million chemicals registered and managed by the American Chemical Society. Every day, 15,000 to 20,000 new chemicals are registered. These chemicals are present in everything from our household cleaning products to the food we eat. But how do these chemicals affect us? And how do they affect the environment?

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Arcus Biosciences is an exciting young company founded on a vision of creating new cancer therapeutics through the utilization of emerging insights in immunology. Arcus was formed in 2015 by a group of seasoned researchers from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and is located in the San Francisco bay area, in the heart of the world’s largest biotechnology research hub. Unlike many other organizations, we view the drug discovery process as one that requires equal parts of technology and art, science and elegance, not as a commodity that can be outsourced. For this reason, we have assembled and are continuing to build an internal team of uniquely qualified individuals with extraordinary knowledge, skills and drive.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

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The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | February 11, 2020

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and identification. The greatest growth in the past ten years in demonstrating the safety of medical devices and container closure systems for drugs has been using analytical chemistry to determine what chemicals can leach from the device and what the patient is exposed to during its intended use.

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | February 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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Arcus Biosciences

Arcus Biosciences is an exciting young company founded on a vision of creating new cancer therapeutics through the utilization of emerging insights in immunology. Arcus was formed in 2015 by a group of seasoned researchers from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and is located in the San Francisco bay area, in the heart of the world’s largest biotechnology research hub. Unlike many other organizations, we view the drug discovery process as one that requires equal parts of technology and art, science and elegance, not as a commodity that can be outsourced. For this reason, we have assembled and are continuing to build an internal team of uniquely qualified individuals with extraordinary knowledge, skills and drive.

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