Biotechnology: German Industry Beefs Up

June 1, 2001
Kevin Gopal
Kevin Gopal

Kevin Gopal is Pharmaceutical Executive's international correspondent, covering pharma and regulatory issues around the word. He is also a political columnist for North West Business Insider, one of the UK's leading regional business magazines. He started his career as a journalist at SiYu, the UK's Chinese community magazine, before joining the PE staff.

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Schering’s commitment to biotechnology in the early 1990s was a landmark decision for the company, says Dr. Guiseppe Vita, who is stepping down as chairman of the Berlin-based company. The result of that commitment was Betaferon (interferon beta-Ib), one of the first biotech products on the market in Germany. It is now Schering’s biggest product and one of the top ten best selling biotech therapies in the world.