Biotechnology: German Industry Beefs Up

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Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive-06-01-2001, Volume 0, Issue 0

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.