Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

2009 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Recipient

The 2009 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is awarded to Elmer L. Gaden "for pioneering the engineering and commercialization of biological systems for large-scale manufacturing of antibiotics and other drugs."

His breakthroughs in developing technologies that provide the proper amount of oxygen needed for the growth of antibiotics -- known as "aerobic fermentation" -- allowed the drugs to be inexpensively manufactured and widely available. Dr. Gaden's achievements fostered a multi-billion dollar antibiotics industry and a field that has contributed immeasurably to the improvement of the human condition.

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