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Akzo Nobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, Flexa, Alabastine, Hammerite and Jozo table salt. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

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With over 20 years of mass spectrometry and chemistry expertise, Advion offers the expression family of compact mass spectrometers designed for the chemist. The affordability, small size and ease-of-use make them ideal for use directly at the chemist’s bench, giving immediate answers and informed decisions instead of waiting in line at a central analytical service laboratory. Quickly and effortlessly analyze samples from Flash chromatography, Prep-LC, SFC, TLC, (U)HPLC, or manual syringe injection. Now every synthetic chemist can have a mass spec that works the same hours that they do.

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Aspen Oss

Aspen Oss is a global supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and one of the world's best known producers of chemical and biochemical Active Ingredients.

Our core competences are the production of steroids, heparin, peptides an alkaloids. A broad experience in cGMP manufacturing, customer and regulatory support and extensive product know-how are applied to offer our customers a consistent quality.

Aspen Oss employs approximately 1000 employees and is a dynamic organisation built on entrepreneurial strength and forward thinking minds. We attract high performing individuals who are passionate about their career and have a desire to exceed expectations! 

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Avantium is a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry. Based on extensive experience and advanced catalytic research Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from bio based materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes. One of Avantium’s success stories is the YXY technology®, with which it created PEF: a completely new, high-quality plastic made from plant-based industrial sugars. Avantium is working on a host of other groundbreaking projects such as the Zambezi process; a biorefinery technology to produce sugars for the production of chemicals and fuels from non-food materials. The proprietary process is highly feedstock-flexible allowing use of forestry residues (e.g. woodchip), corn-stover, bagasse, sugar beet residue and produces a high purity 2G glucose product and lignin for energy and other applications; all in near quantitative yield. Avantium’s offices and headquarters are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Over 140 highly skilled colleagues representing 20 nationalities, Avantium fosters a dynamic and enthusiastic workplace that is constantly seeking new ways to improve and expand the impact of advanced catalytic research & technology. We ask of our employees what we ask of our company: collaborative, open-minded and results-driven creativity. In an ever-changing world Avantium is ambitiously chasing exciting new ideas and initiatives.

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Avantes is a world leader in the field of spectroscopy. They develop and manufacture spectrometers, light sources, software, fiber optic cables, and accessories. Avantes' products are highly customizable, adaptable to any specific application, and integrated into even the smallest housings. These products therefore find usage in many OEM applications and markets, as well as in the scientific and industrial world. With over 20 years of experience, Avantes continues to produce innovative instruments for applications in diverse fields including chemical, solar energy, agriculture, gemology, (bio)medical, semiconductor, light measurement and food processing technology. They are creating solutions that perfectly align with your needs.

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At BASF, we create chemistry – for a sustainable future. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is arranged into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.

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Biotage is a global leader in life science technology offering a broad scope of solutions for synthesis, purification and analysis; the company provides solutions, knowledge and expertise in the areas of analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, peptide synthesis and process-development. We manufacture a range of sample preparation tools for Bio-analytical, Clinical, Environmental, Food and Forensic applications. ISOLUTE® Solid Phase Extraction products are a leading range of SPE columns and 96-well plates, packed with a variety of ISOLUTE® non-polar, mixed-mode, polar and ion exchange sorbents. EVOLUTE® EXPRESS sample preparation products are advanced water-wettable polymer-based sorbents for extracting drugs from biological fluids.

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BÜCHI Labortechnik

For 75 years BÜCHI Labortechnik is a leading solution provider in laboratory technology for R & D, quality control and production worldwide.

BÜCHI serves a wide range of industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, feed, environmental analysis and academia. The product range includes solutions for laboratory, industrial and parallel evaporation, spray drying, freeze drying and encapsulation, melting point, preparative chromatography, extraction, distillation & digestion, near infrared spectroscopy and NIROnline. Our worldwide network of 20 subsidiaries and support centers as well as over 75 qualified distribution partners ensure proximity where ever you are.

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Charles River

Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch is a subsidiary of the US-listed multinational company Charles River Laboratories International Inc. The organization employs ~ 11,000 staff worldwide. Our company here in the Netherlands is a well-known, internationally operating contract research organization. The company specializes in areas such as environmental and safety research for new and existing drugs, chemical substances and products. Quality-thinking is the essence of our company. Our clients are international pharmaceutical, chemical and agro-chemical companies.

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Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. We develop sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and generations to come. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and bioplastics.

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DEMCON Nymus3D develops 3D animations, illustrations and (Virtual Reality) interactive applications to help researchers and companies communicate more effectively about their product and/or technology. Our animators combine a scientific background with strong visualization skills enabling us to efficiently develop clear, concise and scientifically correct storylines that are visualized in an attractive manner. Interested to learn more about the possibilities for your company, please visit us during the CHAINS conference or check out our online portfolio.

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Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Are societal challenges driving science? Or is science driving societal change? At DSM the answer to both questions is an emphatic ‘yes’.

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 is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including, ScienceDirectScopusClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

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eScience Center

For scientific researchers wanting to take full advantage of ever growing amounts of data and increasingly powerful digital technology, sustainable research software is essential.

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to pioneer new scientific horizons.

The eScience Center can translate research needs into software that takes advantage of available digital technology because we collaborate with scientists from all disciplines, computer and data scientists and providers of digital hardware infrastructure.

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For over twenty years Hezelburcht has provided (full service) grant support to assist our clients in achieving their strategic, financial and innovative ambitions. Our knowledge of grants, including regional and European programmes, as well as our experience in both the academic and private sectors enable us to offer a full spectrum of services related to (personal) grants and incentives. Our consultants speak the clients’ language and have solid scientific backgrounds in the fields of Chemistry, High Tech Systems & Materials and Life Sciences. Through intensive discussions with funding agencies and by building bridges between grant providers and beneficiaries, we increase the success rate of projects and reduce project risks.

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People in Science

People in Science helps you to find and get the best job for you! We match, recruit and train professionals in chemistry, life sciences, pharma and biotech.
People in Science combines extensive experience in the laboratory world with over 10 year of experience in job matching for science professionals and inside out knowledge of the academic world. We offer high quality services with a personal touch based on our up-to-date knowledge of recruitment procedures and industry trends.
If you are a PhD or Postdoc and wonder about your career options in industry we can help.
Visit the People in Science booth at CHAINS and check out our current vacancies and extensive PhD training.
We are looking forward to meet you and are committed to help you find the most suitable position for you!

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SciFinder - A CAS Solution

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information and related solutions.

Dedicated to the ACS vision of improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry, the CAS team of highly trained scientists finds, collects and organizes all publicly disclosed substance information, creating the world's most valuable collection of content that is vital to innovation worldwide.

Scientific researchers and patent professionals around the world rely on a suite of research solutions from CAS that enable discovery and facilitate workflows. One of those solutions is SciFinder®, a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

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SABIC, headquartered in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. We supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make products on which the world has come to depend. In Europe, SABIC employs over 6,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers.

SABIC was first conceived in 1976, and began production in 1981. SABIC is a market leader in key products such as ethylene, ethylene glycol, methanol, MTBE, polyethylene and engineering plastics and its derivatives.. Chemicals, SABIC’s largest strategic business unit, accounts for around 60% of the company’s total production.

SABIC operates in more than 40 countries across the world and has 60 world-class manufacturing and compounding plants in locations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. We are present in almost every European country.  At SABIC, we believe in using chemistry to power the ambitions of our customers, business partners, employees and societies we live in. We call this “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS™”. 

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Screening Devices

Screening Devices BV, founded in 2004 is a Dutch based company Simply Finding Solutions.
Screening Devices BV is active in life (bio) sciences, environmental, food and agriculture business in the areas of synthesis, purification and chromatography. 

Our product scope varies from silica gel (bulk and pre-packed specialties), HPLC columns, cartridges, storage plates and vials, miscellaneous supportive materials to dedicated fine mechanicals and selective smaller laboratory equipment. Our customers are active in research, development and (pilot) production. 

We aim to Simply Finding Solutions - deliver and implement cost and time efficient solutions to our customers.

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Shell is a technology pioneer for more than a century and we continue to find innovative ways to provide energy and chemical products people need. Annually, we spend around $1 billion on R&D, more than any other international energy company. Shell is a global leader in the lubricants industry and is engaged in large-scale production of sustainable and low CO2 biofuels. Shell Chemicals ranks among the world's top 10 chemicals suppliers, with substantial R&D in in catalysts and process technology. We are helping to meet growing global energy demand and limit CO2 emissions by producing more natural gas, the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon which makes up more than half of our production. Shell invests in unlocking more, cleaner energy for the decades ahead from both natural gas and renewables through its Integrated Gas and Shell New Energies businesses. We collaborate with academia, research institutes and companies including those far beyond our industry to target improvements for existing technologies and address energy transition challenges.

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Shimadzu is a world-leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. Shimadzu provides a broad range of analytical instruments indispensable for research, development, and quality control in a variety of fields.

Founded in 1875, Shimadzu looks back on a long history and tradition of know-how, research and service. Our product portfolio has grown organically, linking many disciplines and has its roots in the company’s innovativeness. This is based on the creative talent of its scientists and engineers, such as Genzo Shimadzu Jr. who has been awarded as one of Japan’s ten greatest ever inventors, and Koichi Tanaka, the 2002 Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Our high-level, sophisticated instruments include chromatographs & mass spectrometers, spectrometers, TOC/TN, and elemental and surface analysis systems. We also provide a broad range of high-precision physical testing and measuring technology that is essential for product development and quality assurance.

Our offices in 76 countries with a total of ca. 10.000 employees guarantee that we are within close reach of our customers.

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V.O. Patents & Trademarks

V.O. Patents & Trademarks is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.

Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.

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Scientific and technical progress is crucial for the development of our society. Wiley-VCH publishes for the scientific community, for scientific societies and for researchers, practitioners, teachers and students all over the world. We ensure that scientists, engineers and economists receive high quality information, in print and online, in the most varied forms. Journals, books, encyclopedias, databases and services are our business. Our products are tailored to the special information requirements of the relevant readership. And this is our key to success: the demand for our publications, access to our online platform Wiley Online Library, portals and homepages is continuously on the increase.

Founded in 1921 as Verlag Chemie, we can look back over 90 years of publishing in the fields of chemistry, material science, physics and life sciences as well as business and trade. Since 1996 we have been part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., based in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. For more than 200 years, publisher John Wiley & Sons, In., has been an integral part of every generation's journey, a valued source of information and understanding to help them meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations.

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