A curated collection of resources about the people, places and technologies that have enabled biotechnology to transform the world we live in today
The story of César Milstein and monoclonal antibodies
César Milstein is known worldwide for his co-development with Georges Köhler of a technique for producing unlimited numbers of individual, or monoclonal, antibodies. Showing to the public for the first time some of Milstein's notebooks and writings, this exhibition explores how monoclonal antibodies moved from Milstein's laboratory into the clinic laying the foundation for a combined diagnostics and therapeutics market worth $55 billion in 2010. Click here to explore The story of César Milstein and monoclonal antibodies.
Exploring the lives and works of the leading people from across the world like Hubert Schoemaker (pictured) whose efforts have helped build biotechnology into a world changing science.
Hubert Schoemaker (Born:1950 - Died: 2006) Schoemaker was co-founder and first Chief Executive Officer of Centocor, the second American company set up to the commerciale monoclonal antibodies, and was instrumental in building the company to become a leader in monoclonal antibody diagnostics and therapeutics. Click here to learn more about Hubert Schoemaker or click here to browse all the people.
Exploring the places and institutions, and people working in them, across the world like Basel Institute of Immunology (pictured) where the science of biotechnology has been developed.
A leading centre for immunological research from 1971 to 2000, the Basel Institute of Immunology helped lay the groundwork for the development of monoclonal antibodies. Click here to learn more about Basel Institute of Immunology or click here to browse all the places.
An ever-growing list of events, currently 314 events, that have contributed to the growth of biotechnology. Click here to browse the timeline.
Coming soon: exploring the key sciences like monoclonal antibodies and gene cloning that have been central to the growth of biotechnology.
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