‘Heroes of Chemistry’ Recognized for Their Contributions to Health, Medicine and More
Newswise – WASHINGTON, July 20, 2022 – The American Chemical Society (ACS) honors researchers and companies for developing products that have led to significant advances in health and medicine and other large applications. audience. The 2022 winners will be inducted into the heroes of chemistry Science Hall of Fame, which the ACS has sponsored annually since 1996.
“These companies are truly heroic, creating formulations to help protect and treat COVID-19,” said ACS President Angela K. Wilson, Ph.D. creative in finding solutions to non-COVID-19 issues. I am honored to recognize 3M, Dow, Eli Lilly, Merck, Moderna and Pfizer for making the world a better place in various ways through innovative chemistry.
Industry science teams are honored for the following achievements:
3M: RelyX™ Unicem and universal dental cements provide exceptionally high performance in oral environments, significant handling advantages, simpler dental workflows and virtually no postoperative sensitivity.
Dow: Elite™ and Innate™ are precise, on-demand, molecularly tailored and enhanced polyethylenes to meet a range of packaging requirements.
Eli Lilly and company: Verzenio® (abemaciclib) is a selective CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor for the treatment of advanced metastatic breast cancer as well as high-risk early breast cancer.
Merck and Co. Inc.: Lagevrio™ (molnupiravir) is a new antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19. It has received emergency use authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Modern: SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 vaccine (Spikevax™) is an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for people 18 years of age and older.
Pfizer: Paxlovid™ is a drug with emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19.
The Heroes of Chemistry ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 29 in Washington, D.C.
Special thanks to the CSA Board Committee on Corporate Associates, which evaluated the entries and selected the winners.
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