Chain Ernst Boris


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Related to Chain Ernst Boris: Sir Howard Walter Florey

Chain

 (chān), Sir Ernst Boris 1906-1979.
German-born British biochemist. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for isolating and purifying penicillin.
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Chain

(chān), Sir Ernst Boris 1906-1979.
German-born British biochemist who developed and purified penicillin with Howard Florey. Chain also helped to develop a way to manufacture the drug in large quantities and was involved in the first tests of its effects on humans.
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