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Genentech Inc., is a biotechnology corporation, founded in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson and biochemist Dr. Herbert Boyer. Boyer is considered to be a pioneer in the field of recombinant DNA technology. In 1973, Boyer and his colleague Stanley Norman Cohen demonstrated that restriction enzymes could be used as "scissors" to cut DNA fragments of interest from one source, to be ligated into a similarly cut plasmid vector. While Cohen returned to the laboratory in academia, Swanson contacted Boyer to found the company Boyer worked with Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura from the Beckman Research Institute, and the group became the first to successfully express a human gene in bacteria when they produced the hormone somatostatin in 1977. David Goeddel and Dennis Kleid were then added to the group, and contributed to its success with synthetic human insulin in 1978. As of August 2013, Genentech employed more than 12,300 people. The Swiss global health-care company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG now completely owns Genentech after completing its purchase on March 26, 2009 for approximately $46.8 billion.

Domain: Biology; Category: Biotechnology

Genentech Inc., es una corporación de biotecnología, fundada en 1976 por el financista Robert A. Swanson y bioquímico Dr. Herbert Boyer. Boyer se considera un pionero en el campo de la tecnología del ADN recombinante. En 1973, Boyer y su colega Stanley Norman Cohen demostraron que enzimas de restricción podría ser utilizadas como "tijeras" para cortar fragmentos de ADN de interés de una sola fuente, al estar ligada a un vector plásmido igualmente cortados. Mientras Cohen regresó al laboratorio en el mundo académico, Swanson contactó Boyer para fundar la empresa Boyer trabajó con Arthur Riggs y Keiichi Itakura del Beckman Research Institute, y el grupo se convirtió en el primero en expresar con éxito un gen humano en bacterias cuando produce la hormona somatostatina en 1977. David Goeddel y Dennis Kleid fueron entonces agregado al grupo y contribuyó a su éxito con la insulina humana sintética en 1978. a partir de agosto de 2013, Genentech empleó más de 12.300 personas. La compañía Suiza salud global F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG ahora posee totalmente Genentech después de completar su compra en 26 de marzo de 2009 por aproximadamente $46,8 billones.

Domain: Biology; Category: Biotechnology

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