Electrical engineers have cleared another hurdle in high-power semiconductor fabrication by adding the field’s hottest material — beta-gallium oxide — to their arsenal. Beta-gallium oxide is readily available and promises to convert power faster and more efficiently than today’s leading semiconductor materials — gallium nitride and silicon, the researchers said.
Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an expanded genetic code, allowing them to produce never-before-seen proteins.
After a review of clinical data from the Generation Program studies, Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have decided to discontinue investigation of the BACE1 inhibitor CNP520 (umibecestat) in two pivotal Phase II/III studies in the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative Generation Program.
LBB Specialties subsidiary Charkit Chemical Company has acquired Custom Ingredients, a manufacturer of speciality ingredients, and CA Specialities, a South Carolina-based distributor of ingredients for the personal care market.