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An Argentine biotechman in Wisconsin

Wisconsin recently saw the sudden death of another star. In this case, he was a world-renowned scientist for which Wisconsin was also not his birthplace. Unfortunately, few were around to sing his deserving praise.

I only became aware in the last few weeks of the sudden death of biotech scientist Benjamin Frydman, who passed away due to a......

Full article >>> o was a research fellow at the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel in 1989.

From 1963 to 1985, his main base of activity was in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he started as assistant professor of the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires. He became associate professor of plant biochemistry at the ......

Full article >>> of Pharmacy and Medical School. This three-year stint in the cradle of Midwest biotechnology led him to reinvent himself again at the age of 61 to take the plunge into SLIL.

He co-founded SLIL and was vice president and director of drug discovery up until the time of his death. He remarried in 1996 to longtime friend, colleague and collaborator Aldonia (Lucy) Valasinas from Buenos Aires. ......

Full article >>> gs in Milwaukee (a halfway point from Madison) for Sunday brunch and Madison and many weekly phone calls.

At the time, SLIL was at a critical juncture and he was trying to sustain his Madison-based R&D group and facility while senior management moved to California.

Our far-ranging discussions dwelled on many topics and I learned of his book in process, his devotion to Israel (whe......

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