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Discovery & Development Drug Discovery, Small Molecules

Winging It

This article was published in our sister publication, The Small Molecule Manufacturer, which celebrates the field of small molecule drug development and manufacturing with interviews and articles focusing on success stories, equipment, and new processing techniques. Read more about The Small Molecule Manufacturer here themedicinemaker.com/manufacture/small-but-never-forgotten

Wayne Boo, U.S. Geological Survey

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered that compounds that coat cicada wings have  antimicrobial and water repellent properties. Marianne Alleyne, a professor at the university, hopes to design medical materials with some of the same surface traits as the compounds found on these insects.

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