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Hughes, Sally Smith, author
Genentech : the beginnings of biotech / Sally Smith Hughes
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2011], ©2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HD9999.B444 H85 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Genentech, Inc. -- History
Subject(s) Biotechnology industries -- United States -- History
Biotechnology -- History
Physical Description xv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-206) and index
Contents 1. Inventing recombinant DNA technology ; Two scientists on converging paths ;The collaboration ; Patenting and politics ; Steps toward commercialization -- 2. Creating Genentech ; Bob Swanson ; Founding Genentech ; Legal and political obstacles ; A full business plan -- 3. Proving the technology ; A portentous experiment ; Switching targets ; Negotiating research agreements -- Making somatostatin ; Wider issues -- 4. Human insulin: Genentech makes its mark ; Seeking corporate contracts; Procuring a facility and staff ; Genentech's human insulin project ; The Eli Lilly contract ; Publicity and expansion -- 5. Human growth hormone: shaping a commercial future ; Competing for human growth hormone ; Moving toward corporate integration ; Scaling up insulin and growth hormone ; Corporate expansion ; An emerging culture -- 6. Wall Street debut ; Biomania ; Exit strategies ; Interferon: the new wonder drug? ; Run-up to an initial public offering ; Legal impediments ; The IPO
Series Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)

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