Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society


Upcoming Events

March Section Meeting

Our next Section Meeting for 2019 will take place on Wednesday, March 27, at the Russell Sage Dining Hall on the RPI campus.


 Mr. John DeMarco, Founder And Vice-President

 AgroChem Inc., and BioSan Inc.


AgroChem, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturing company located in Saratoga Springs, NY that specializes in supplying chemicals and formulated products to dairy farms, including hoof care products, teat dips, and cleaning products. The company currently employs approximately 30 people and averages 10 – 20 million dollars in sales annually. 


 The company was founded in 2005 by John DeMarco and his son, Robert DeMarco. AgroChem leased production space in W. J. Grande Industrial Park until purchasing five acres in the park in 2016 to build their current facility, which takes up 38,000 sq. ft. The firm maintains warehouses in Wisconsin, Texas, California, and Canada. The DeMarcos also own Biosan, which produces peracetic acid as an alternative to chlorine bleach, and operates out of the same plant as AgroChem, Inc


AgroChem, Inc. produces Healmix, a topical antiseptic available as a spray, foam, or footbath concentrate to promote healthy hooves. The product is patented in the U.S., New Zealand, and Canada. Other products include teat dips, which are placed on a cow's udder to keep bacteria out of milk and help prevent mastitis. The chemical products are regulated by the FDA and sold around the world to customers in Russia, Japan, United Kingdom, Korea and western Europe through over 100 distributors. International sales accounted for roughly 15 percent of overall sales in 2015. 

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Russell Sage Dining Hall

Click here for directions (#13 on the map)

 Parking - Available in the College Avenue Garage


5:30 - 6:30 – Registration and networking (and a 25 piece Jazz Band!)

6:30 - 7:30 – Dinner

7:30 - 8:00 – Business Meeting

8:00 - 9:00 – Seminar


Chicken parmesian, meatballs and marinara, veg. lasagna, mini penna pasta with marinara, sauteed green and yellow squash, Caesar salad, rolls, dessert tray with Italian pastries; ice tea, water, coffee and hot tea.



 Please make reservations and online payment by Monday,March 25, 2019 at the online registration page (Click here).


Please note that pre-registration is required. ENY-ACS events are cashless – payment must be made online during registration (preferred) or by check at the event.



$25 for employed attendees

$15 for graduate students

$10 for undergraduate students, retirees, and unemployed attendee

ACS Webinar: Women at the Interface of Computational Chemistry and Drug Discovery

Join a panel of successful female computational chemists featuring JCIM Associate Editor Zoe Cournia of the Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, computational chemistry pioneer Yvonne C. Martin previously of Abbott Laboratories, Principal Scientist Shana Posy of Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Principal Scientist Kate Holloway of Gfree Bio as they share their diverse experiences and backgrounds.

This webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, March 28, 2:00 -3:30 pm.