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Hubert Mandery, Director General, Cefic

1:58 PM MST | March 11, 2011

The chemical industry and academics must work together to promote the role of chemistry in solving global challenges, Mandery says. “We need academia to get involved. They have stood back for the past 30 years. Another key [action] that the chemical industry must take is to translate science into the language of the layman. Industry requires society to be behind technologies such as nanotechnology and biotechnology. [The prevailing] attitude toward these technologies is fear rather than enthusiasm. We need to talk about the positive benefits of chemistry...

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