Navigation Links
Pfizer's work on penicillin for World War II becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark
Date:6/12/2008

The development of deep-tank fermentation by Pfizer which enabled the mass production of penicillin for use in World War II was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in a special ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 12, 2008.

The development of deep-tank fermentation represented a turning point in modern medicine, as it enabled the mass production of penicillin during World War II and ushered in the era of antibiotics.

Thomas H. Lane, Ph.D., president-elect of the Society, presented a commemorative plaque to Jeffrey B. Kindler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Inc. "The ACS has recognized only 61 chemical landmarks since the inception of the program in 1993," said Dr. Lane, who is Director, Global Science and Technology Outreach and Senior Research Scientist, at Dow Corning Corporation. "This makes the award to Pfizer a mark of distinction for contributions that reach far beyond the boundaries of scientific practitioners, touching many lives over many decades."

"We are proud to receive this designation, which honors the company's heritage of finding unique answers to new challenges," Mr. Kindler said. "Charles Pfizer and Company began nearly 160 years ago as a family-owned business right here in Brooklyn, and the breakthroughs recognized by this award reflect the spirit of innovation and the commitment to patients for which Pfizer is now known worldwide."

Though penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in England in 1928, he couldn't figure out a way to produce enough for medical use, and penicillin remained nothing more than a laboratory curiosity. In the late 1930s, with the onset of World War II, scientists saw potential to resurrect Fleming's work to make a germ-killing medicine to save the lives of Allied soldiers. In 1941 the U. S. and British governments issued a challenge to the American pharmaceutical industry: Develop a way to mass pro
'/>"/>

Contact: Charmayne Marsh
c_marsh@acs.org
202-872-4445
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions
2. Video: Worlds Heaviest Man Celebrates Birthday and Weight Loss Milestone
3. Healthcare Tech and the World: A New Perspective on Innovation in Healthcare
4. Gunther von Hagens BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Welcome Specimens From Worlds First Living Body Donor for Plastination
5. Breakthrough Isolaz(TM) Acne Therapy Featured in U.S. News & World Report:
6. Mylan Inc., NATCO Pharma Ltd. To Collaborate on Worldwide Marketing and Distribution of Generic Copaxone(R)
7. AABB and the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Partner to Recognize Blood Donors Worldwide
8. Worlds oldest woman had normal brain
9. GlaxoSmithKline Acquires Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a World Leader in Sirtuin Research and Development
10. World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress Connects Global Healthcare Providers with Global Insurance Companies
11. The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Releases Feature DVD Majestic for World Premiere
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pfizer's work on penicillin for World War II becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... Hologic, Inc.,(Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced today that ... that the pre-market application for,Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception for ... by a vote of 10 to 3., ... traditionally follows the,recommendations of its advisory panels. The ...
... now ensnaring,some of the nations leading retailers, a ... Target, Safeway, and Wild Oats of consumer fraud,for ... in federal courts in Seattle, Denver, and in,Minneapolis, ... class action,lawsuits against Aurora Dairy Corporation, based in ...
... Speaker Nancy Pelosi,issued the following statement on the report ... which found widespread use,of steroids and other illegal substances ... a troubling story of how many of our,children,s heroes ... our national,pastime by using steroids and other illegal substances., ...
... cite concerns that consumers wouldn,t use the cholesterol-lowering drug safely ... time in seven years, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers ... the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor available over the counter. , In ... advisers said Thursday that it would be too complicated for ...
... IRVING, Texas, Dec. 13 Allarae Healthcare,Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... with Intellect, Inc. to sell their entire product line ... broad range,of personal health testing kits, several already FDA ... kits are ready for market but have,not yet been ...
... Corporation,(Nasdaq: RGEN ) announced today that Dr. ... Board of Directors. Dr. Henry is a highly ... the,development of therapeutics for disorders affecting the Central ... an executive with Earl,s industry,knowledge and drug development ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FDA Advisory Panel Finds Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception Approvable 2Health News:FDA Advisory Panel Finds Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception Approvable 3Health News:FDA Advisory Panel Finds Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception Approvable 4Health News:Nation's Largest Retailers Accused of Organic Fraud 2Health News:FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin 2Health News:FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin 3Health News:FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin 4Health News:Allarae Healthcare Inc. Announces Signing of Distribution Agreement With Intellect Inc. 2Health News:Repligen Elects Earl Henry, M.D. to the Board of Directors 2Health News:Repligen Elects Earl Henry, M.D. to the Board of Directors 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  According to ... medical technology market intelligence, the United ... occlusion (TEO) device markets will expand moderately through ... fastest-growing segments. In particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting ... has fueled rapid growth of these markets. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ... that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... previously announced tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, ... shares of common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... $2.92 per share, net to the seller in cash, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., ... unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced ... beloranib, a selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 ... severe form of genetic obesity.  These results showed ... composition, including reductions in body fat content and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... 10, 2011 Unity Management Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ... Resource Company specializing in Physician and Hospital Practice ... with Pharmacy Instrumentation, Calibration, Data Acquisition, and Equipment ... announce today that (MCC) Metropolitan Computing Corporation has ...
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the ... perform a positron emission tomography scan, commonly known as ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... organs and tissues inside the body are actually functioning ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Unity Management Group, MCC Announce Increased Contracts and Major Installations at US and South American Pharmaceutical Companies 2Unity Management Group, MCC Announce Increased Contracts and Major Installations at US and South American Pharmaceutical Companies 3FDA Clears New System to Perform Simultaneous PET, MRI Scans 2FDA Clears New System to Perform Simultaneous PET, MRI Scans 3
Flexilog custom medical carts are configured to suite the requirements of FLEXILOG motility system users. With locking wheels and storage drawers, our carts are suitable for any care provider in any ...
... Calibration kit for convenient pH catheter calibration., ... to any procedure. The Alpine Calibration kit ... distilled water for your convenience. Simply cut ... your catheters to soak. No measuring or pouring! ...
Bravo Tubing/Filter Supplies (Ten tubing sets, ten filters)...
Bravo pH capsule with delivery system....
Medicine Products: