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Selman A. Waksman

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Ukrainian-born American Microbiologist, Biochemist. Isolated several antibiotics including Streptomycin for Tuberculosis and Neomycin. Proceeds earned from patents funded Waksman Institute of Microbiology and Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.

"The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. Ecclesiasticus, XXXVIII , 4"

Patents

Publication:1/10
Publication No:US 2992162 A
Title:Candicidin and process of preparation
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:July 11, 1961
Filing Date:September 09, 1952
Inventors:Selman A Waksman, Hubert A Lechevalier
Assignee:Rutgers Res And Educational Foundation
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19520308616 19520909
ClassificationCooperative: C12P1/06; Y10S435/897
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Publication:2/10
Publication No:US 2799620 A
Title:Neomycin and process of preparation
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:July 16, 1957
Filing Date:June 29, 1956
Inventors:Selman A Waksman, Hubert A Lechevalier
Assignee:Rutgers Res And Educational Foundation
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19560594987 19560629
Classification International: C07H15/232 Cooperative: C07H15/232; Y10S435/896
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Publication:3/10
Publication No:US 2449866 A
Title:Streptomycin and process of preparation
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:September 21, 1948
Filing Date:February 09, 1945
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman, Schatz Albert
Assignee:Rutgers Res And Endowment Foundation
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19450577136 19450209
ClassificationCooperative: C07H15/238; Y10S435/897
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Publication:4/10
Publication No:US 2400143 A
Title:Processes of fermentation
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:May 14, 1946
Filing Date:May 08, 1943
Inventors:JSelman A. Waksman
Assignee:Merck & Co. Inc.
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19430486248 19430508
ClassificationInternational: C12P7/48
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Publication:5/10
Publication No:US 2394031 A
Title:Process for the production of citric acid
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:Tuesday, February 05, 1946
Filing Date:Saturday, March 14, 1942
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman, Karow Edward Otto
Assignee:Merck & Co. Inc
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19420434786 19420314
ClassificationInternational: C12P7/48 Cooperative: C12P7/48l Y10S435/92
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Publication:6/10
Publication No:US 2378876 A
Title:Actinomycin
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:Tuesday, June 19, 1945
Filing Date:Thursday, October 02, 1941
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman, Harold B. Woodruff
Assignee:Merck & Co., Inc.
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19410413324 19411002
ClassificationU.S. Classification 530/323
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Publication:7/10
Publication No:US 2326986 A
Title:Process for the production of fumaric acid
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:Tuesday, August 17, 1993
Filing Date:Saturday, July 01, 1939
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman
Assignee:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19410413324 19411002
ClassificationU.S. Classification 530/323
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Publication:8/10
Publication No:US 1611700 A
Title:Process of making proteolytic enzymes
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:Tuesday, December 21, 1926
Filing Date:Monday, January 19, 1920
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman
Assignee:Selman A. Waksman
Abstract:No Abstract
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ClassificationInternational C12N9/62 Cooperative C12N9/62
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Publication:9/10
Publication No:US 1564385 A
Title:Concentrated enzymic substance and method of preparing same
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:Tuesday, December 08, 1925
Filing Date:Friday, August 11, 1922
Inventors:Selman A Waksman
Jacques Wolfe & Co.
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19220581236 19220811
ClassificationInternational C12N9/00 Cooperative C12N9/00
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Publication:10/10
Publication No:US 1432312 A
Title:Process of treating silk fibers
Publication Type:Grant
Publication Date:October 17, 1922
Filing Date:Thursday, February 03, 1921
Inventors:Selman A. Waksman
Assignee:Selman A. Waksman
Abstract:No Abstract
Application number(s)US19210442277 19210203
ClassificationInternational D01C3/02 Cooperative D01C3/02
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Waksman
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Name: Selman Abraham Waksman
Birth: 22 July 1888, Priluka (now Nova Pryluka), Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Death: 16 August 1973, Hyannis, MA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Prize motivation: "for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis"
Field: anti-bacterial agents, bacteriology
Prize share: 1/1
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