The Birth of the Biotechnology Era: Penicillin in Australia, 1943–80 1

  title={The Birth of the Biotechnology Era: Penicillin in Australia, 1943–80 1},
  author={John A. Mathews},
  pages={317 - 333}
  • J. Mathews
  • Published 6 November 2008
  • Political Science
  • Prometheus
Abstract As Australia and other countries seek to establish biotechnology industries, it is timely to review successes and failures in this field. One of the most notable stories is the development of penicillin, as a wartime project, to which Australians made major contributions. Australians during and immediately after the war contributed much to the scientific identification and purification of penicillin, and to the industrial scaling up in its production at the Commonwealth Serum… 
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