Dossier

Medicine for the world

Advanced medicine is a guarantee of a healthy future. How medical innovations, in vaccine development, for example, improve and prolong our lives. And how the chemical industry contributes to this process.Photo: Ollanski

Advanced medicine is a guarantee of a healthy future. How medical innovations, in vaccine development, for example, improve and prolong our lives. And how the chemical industry contributes to this process.Photo: Ollanski

Tablets

Robust and fast-dissolving

ODTs are practical, but they crumble easily. The auxiliary material RXCIPIENTS improves their properties.

Global market

Collagen: Facts and figures

What is collagen used for? What are the most important sources? And how are the global sales of collagen developing?

Collagen production

A versatile helper

A biotechnological breakthrough: A new type of platform makes it possible to manufacture different collagens by means of fermentation.

Vaccination

Reliable Transport

Special protection vehicle: Lipid nanoparticles envelop mRNA vaccines and enable their passage through the cell membrane.

Vaccination

An overview of vaccination methods

The fight against the coronavirus and other pathogens — classic vaccines or gene-based innovations?

Medical history

200 years of vaccination

Vaccination saves lives. A look back at over 200 years of successful struggle against viruses, bacteria, and deadly diseases.

Vaccination

Progress thanks to the chemical industry

A marathon, not a sprint: In the interview the virologist Prof. Hengel talks about the challenges involved in developing a new vaccine.

Vaccination

Expensive health?

Nathalie Moll and Dr. Carlos María Correa debate the question of which factors should determine the prices charged for innovative drugs.

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Knowledge Storage

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