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Well, they have also in the making ... Genentech has
cloned immune interferon, which is a form that they see may be
effective alone or when used with other types of leukocyte
interferon. It will simulate the immune system.
This is Hoffmann has done this?
Yes, well, Genentech is doing it in collaboration with
Hoffmann. Hoffmann-LaRoche has been very generous about giving
leukocyte interferon to a large number of clinical centers so that
places like Memorial and M. D. Anderson at Houston, Texas, can do
clinical trials of interferon on various kinds of cancer. And
they indeed have done a number of types of cancer.
So this indicates real cooperation.
Yes. Well, from a drug company it's very remarkable, that
they're not trying to sell it -- they're giving it -- so that
eventually all the places they're giving it to will publish a paper
that puts together all their experiences, which will be very exciting.
And they'll all benefit by this anyway.
Eventually they'll benefit by it because everybody will
say they've had their own experience -- “Let's buy Roche interferon.”
Don't you think?
Roche will sell it throughout the world and as a
nasal spray for the common cold.
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