Penicillin: A Paradigm for Biotechnology

Ian peake69 at hotmail.com
Thu May 24 02:03:14 EST 2001

And of course the boy Florey was Australian, not English, or British.

Frank Martin wrote:

> EXACTLY! The Merck company in the USA pioneered the submerged-fermentation
> process based on the new strain so making penicillin a practical drug.
> It's all in the Florey biography. Inventors and developers seem to be
> different species. That uppity little Scot didn't follow up his discovery,
> and it was pure chance that Florey took the development up as a research
> project. The WWII forced the English to seek American help for large scale
> development.

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