Pharmaceutical Microbiology - Eighth Edition

W. B. Hugo and A. D. Russell
Blackwell Science
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This has an excellent chapter on the production of penicillin that I use to begin all of my biotechnology courses. The penicillin story demonstrates the how the interesting interplay between many disciplines within science and government and business came together to produce one of the most significant achievements in human history. This same science/ government/ business interaction has been repeated with most drugs produced by biotech companies.





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Jim DeKloe

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