The Guinness Book of Biotechnology
Due to the impressive accumulation of outstanding results, presented by brilliant, privileged and creative thinkers, the book reads like the Who is Who of biotechnology. Never before has such an
impressive group of individuals contributed to one biotechnology book, including Nobel Prize laureates
Robert Huber, Thomas R. Cech, and Manfred Eigen as well as authors from the world's most famous academic institutes and biotech companies.
The "Guinness Book of Biotechnology" describes e.g.:
THE FIRST cloned human embryo by human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)
THE FIRST myocardial regeneration with embryonic stem cells
THE FIRST artificial kidney generated from early precursors to fully functioning organ
THE FIRST biopharmaceutical from a transgenic animal (received market approval in Q IV 2006)
THE FIRST individualized medicine with 99% success rate after screening/diagnostic
THE FIRST plasma-free Factor VIII, providing a new standard of pathogen safety
THE FIRST approved human cell line for production of biopharmaceuticals
THE FIRST oral insulin, etc.