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11/24/09
Careers in Chemistry. Future Trends 21. Fine Chemicals.
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 10:06 am

One area of continuous chemical
business employing
chemists and
people with chemistry related
backgrounds where people develop
successful careers
is “customized”
fine chemicals. 


Interestingly, it is part of productive
paradigms for
many industries that
either outsource large quantity
production
or assemble components from many

locations.

One of the architects of this field,
Peter Pollak,
was profiled in C&EN 11-9-09,
p. 34 (membership needed to view online). 
The
article is a “tip of the iceberg” piece
in that what
is visible here is only a small
piece of a
sprawling, world wide business
model. 
Pollak visualized this and
comments on
some recent features
and observations.


Google keywords and look at a wider
perspective
.  For example, his 2007 book
Fine chemicals might be interesting
reading.  Genzyme
has published a
white paper about a segment of the
topic . Dig a little deeper and explore

what future roles may be opening based on
this business model that is a component of
current and future global chemical business.

Note:  It has been around and successful
for a while.  1

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