‘Heroes of Chemistry’ recognized for contributions to health, medicine and more

July 20, 2022
Companies will be honored at Heroes of Chemistry ceremony.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is honoring researchers and companies for developing products that have led to significant advancements in health and medicine and other consumer applications. The 2022 winners will be inducted into the Heroes of Chemistry scientific hall of fame, which ACS has sponsored annually since 1996.

Scientific teams in industry are being honored for the following achievements:

  • 3M: RelyX Unicem and Universal Dental Cements provide outstanding high performance in oral environments, significant handling advantages, simpler dental workflows and virtually no post-operative sensitivities.
  • Dow: Elite and Innate are precise, on-demand, molecularly tailored, enhanced polyethylenes to meet a range of packaging requirements.
  • Eli Lilly and Company: Verzenio (abemaciclib) is a selective CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor for the treatment of both advanced metastatic as well as high-risk early breast cancer.
  • Merck and Co. Inc.: Lagevrio (molnupiravir) is a novel antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19. It was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Moderna: mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Spikevax) is an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Pfizer: Paxlovid is a medicine granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19.

The Heroes of Chemistry ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C.

ACS release

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