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Biotechnology and Protein Production

  • Spencer Emtage
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 125)

Abstract

A recent review of the Biotechnology Industry listed 48 small companies (Genentech being the largest of these) and 9 Pharmaceutical majors in this field. The areas being investigated ranged from Immune Modifiers and anti-Cancer agents through Blood Proteins and Hormones to Vaccines and Anti-infectives. Indeed, a number of these products, namely human insulin, human growth hormone and interferon alpha are now being marketed while others such as tissue plasminogen activator and hepatitis B vaccine are in advanced trials.

Keywords

Foreign Gene Human Growth Hormone Interferon Alpha Eukaryotic Protein Cyanogen Bromide 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Spencer Emtage
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  1. 1.Molecular Biology DivisionCelltech LimitedSlough, BerksEngland

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