Cover Picture: The Chemistry and Biology of Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulators and Activators / Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists: A Milestone for Modern Crop Protection / Polyurethanes: Versatile Materials and Sustainable Problem Solvers for Today’s Challenges (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 36/2013) (page 9333)
Dr. Markus Follmann, Dr. Nils Griebenow, Dr. Michael G. Hahn, Dr. Ingo Hartung, Dr. Franz-Josef Mais, Dr. Joachim Mittendorf, Dr. Martina Schäfer, Dr. Hartmut Schirok, Dr. Johannes-Peter Stasch, Dr. Friederike Stoll, Dr. Alexander Straub, Prof. Dr. Peter Jeschke, Dr. Ralf Nauen, Dr. Michael Edmund Beck, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Engels, Dr. Hans-Georg Pirkl, Dr. Reinhard Albers, Dr. Rolf W. Albach, Dr. Jens Krause, Dr. Andreas Hoffmann, Dr. Holger Casselmann and Dr. Jeff Dormish
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306066
Excellence in research and innovation … … in the fields of healthcare, crop science, and material science formed the basis of the 150 years of sustained growth at Bayer and will guarantee its future success. Recent examples such as Riociguat, a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, novel selective insecticidally active nicotinic acetyl choline receptor (nAChR) ligands as current and future effective agents for invertebrate pest control, as well as innovative, diverse, and versatile polyurethane-based materials, and their broad and valuable applications demonstrate Bayer′s high innovation potential. The three Reviews covering these topics by M. Follmann et al. on page 9442 ff., P. Jeschke et al. on page 9464 ff., and H.-W. Engels et al. on page 9422 ff., as well as four Minireviews on carbon nanotubes, herbicides, sulfoximine pharmacophores, and electroactive polymers, written by Bayer researchers, can be found in this issue. Many other contributions in this “150 years Bayer” issue are an indication of the worldwide collaboration between Bayer researchers and academic laboratories.