Patent Searching:Tools & Techniques. 1. Auflage Hunt/ Nguyen/ Rodgers
The peace and quiet of a remote homestead in the 1880s American West is shattered by the arrival of two shadowy outriders searching for ´the healer´. When the farmer refuses to help them, they raze the house to the ground using guns that shoot bolts of energy instead of bullets. In the town of Redwater, the Doctor and Martha learn of a snake-oil salesman who´s patent medicines actually cure his patients. But when they investigate, the truth is stranger, and far more dangerous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Thorp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002092/rt_bbcw_002092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman´s lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his 11th experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, one of the world´s deadliest diseases. As director of Schatz´s research, Waksman took credit for the discovery, belittled Schatz´s work, and secretly enriched himself with royalties from the streptomycin patent filed by the pharmaceutical company Merck. In an unprecedented lawsuit, young Schatz sued Waksman, and was awarded the title of ´´co-discoverer´´ and a share of the royalties. But two years later, Professor Waksman alone was awarded the Nobel Prize. Schatz disappeared into academic obscurity. For the first time, acclaimed author and journalist Peter Pringle unravels the intrigues behind one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine. The story unfolds on a tiny college campus in New Jersey, but its repercussions spread worldwide. The streptomycin patent was a breakthrough for the drug companies, overturning patent limits on products of nature and paving the way for today´s biotech world. As dozens more antibiotics were found, many from the same family as streptomycin, the drug companies created oligopolies and reaped big profits. Pringle uses firsthand accounts and archives in the United States and Europe to reveal the intensely human story behind the discovery that started a revolution in the treatment of infectious diseases and shaped the future of Big Pharma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009531/bk_adbl_009531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.