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Genentech : the Beginnings of Biotech

Author: Sally Smith Hughes
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the fall of 1980, Genentech, Inc., a little-known California genetic engineering company, became the overnight darling of Wall Street, raising over 38 million in its initial public stock offering. Lacking marketed products or substantial profit, the firm nonetheless saw its share price escalate from 35 to 89 in the first few minutes of trading, at that point the largest gain in stock market history. Coming at a  Read more...
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Hughes, Sally Smith.
Genentech.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2011], ©2011
(DLC) 2011004666
(OCoLC)701242603
Print version:
Hughes, Sally Smith.
Genentech : The Beginnings of Biotech.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Smith Hughes
ISBN: 9780226359205 0226359204 1283297620 9781283297622
OCLC Number: 755417113
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Inventing Recombinant DNA Technology --
2. Creating Genentech --
3. Proving the Technology --
4. Human Insulin: Genentech Makes its Mark --
5. Human Growth Hormone: Shaping a Commercial Future --
6. Wall Street Debut --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Responsibility: Sally Smith Hughes.

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In the fall of 1980, Genentech, Inc, a little-known California genetic engineering company, became the overnight darling of Wall Street, raising over $38 million in its initial public stock offering.  Read more...

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