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WBI receives DARPA STTR Award for biofiltration of Volatile Organics in Air

  February 22, 2017, Wilmington, MA – Dr. John Warner, President and CTO of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (WBI), announces WBI’s receipt of a Phase I STTR award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)* for a program entitled Multiplexed Biofiltration of Volatile Organic Compounds.  The program will be performed in […]

Mosher Award goes to John Warner

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 ACS NEWS Mosher Award goes to John Warner John C. Warner, president and chief technology officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, is the winner of the 2016 Harry & Carol Mosher Award, given annually by the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section to recognize and encourage outstanding work in chemistry, […]

WBI hosting event, Invention with Intention : A Green Chemistry Panel Discussion and Reception

Description The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry invite you to join John C. Warner and fellow Invention Ambassadors Bertrand Cambou, Ben Hsiao, Maria Oden, and Eric Fossum for a panel highlighting the systemic problems inventors encounter along the pathway to invention – and the creative ways they have […]

Rethink how chemical hazards are tested

John C. Warner & Jennifer K. Ludwig 16 August 2016 John C. Warner and Jennifer K. Ludwig propose three approaches that would help inventors to produce safer chemicals and products. Around the world, safety regulations are being revised as new information about the health and environmental effects of chemicals becomes available. In June, US President Barack […]

Benign by design: the long road to biodegradable drugs

7 July 2016 Elly Earls http://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com For decades pharmaceuticals have been designed to be as stable as possible, so by the time they reach their eventual recipients, there’s no danger they’ve been degraded. The problem is that these long-lasting drugs are not only carrying out their intended function, they’re leaving our bodies still undigested and […]

John C. Warner named as a 2016-2017 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador

AAAS and The Lemelson Foundation announce the 2016-2017 Class of Invention Ambassadors 1 June 2016 Neela White    Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program First piloted in 2013, The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program  has served as a platform for inventors to demonstrate their role as change agents in society and as problem solvers.  Since its inception, there […]

The greenhouse that acts like a beetle and other inventions inspired by nature

By Bruce Watson, theguardian.com Biomimicry: using nature’s designs to transform agriculture Finalists in the Food Systems Design Challenge are creating cutting edge agriculture systems using some of the world’s oldest designs Read more Blue Planet is one of these companies. Beginning in 2011, it has worked with DeepWater Desal, a combined desalination plant, power plant […]

John C. Warner Article, “Toxicity is a hazardous waste” by chemistryworld

Chemistry World Where do you stand on the role of academia in training the next generation of chemists: should we favour ‘applied chemistry’ or ‘science for the sake of science’? Both sides have valid points; public funding should not be subsidising private industry, but students should receive practical training to help them get jobs after […]

John C. Warner article: Redeeming a ‘maligned science’

Chemical Watch / Global Risk and Regulation News Global Business Briefing, March 2016 / India, Alternatives assessment/substitution By: Charlotte Niemiec Chemistry has made substantive changes to the way we live since the industrial revolution, said Dr Swaminathan Sivaram of India’s National Chemical Laboratories, speaking at last December’s International Green Chemistry World (IGCW) conference, held in […]

John C. Warner Article, “Prominent Chemist: We are facing a ‘Crisis of Innovation'”

Meagan Parrish,  cheminfo.com It’s no secret that the world of chemicals manufacturing has an image problem. As the Toxic Substance Control Act reform plays out in the public phrases like “80,000 un-tested chemicals are on the marketplace,” are touted almost daily. Why are so many potentially hazardous chemicals manufactured? Regulations are often named as the […]

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