The medicines of today are based upon thousands of years of knowledge accumulated from folklore, serendipity, and scientific discovery. The new medicines of tomorrow will be based on the discoveries that are being made now, arising from basic research in laboratories around the world.
Sir John Vane, D.Sc., F.R.S

Sir John Vane, D.Sc., F.R.S. 1927-2004

1982 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Sir John Robert Vane F.R.S. was a pioneering pharmacologist, instrumental in the understanding of how aspirin produces pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects. His work paved the way for novel treatments for heart and blood vessel disease, as well as the introduction of ACE inhibitors. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Sune Bergström and Bengt Samuelsson in 1982 for discoveries "concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances."

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The ethics of human concerns are indivisibly bound with scientific observations; human values and science cannot be separated.
Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, Ph.D. 1925-2011

1976 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg was an American physician and geneticist, celebrated as a leader in the scientific community, and a passionate humanitarian. In 1976, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine alongside Daniel Carleton, praised for discovering “new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases.” Following decades of research and travel to remote areas across the world, Blumberg identified the hepatitis B virus, later creating its diagnostic test and treatment.

United Therapeutics Board Of Directors Resolution Honoring Dr. Blumberg (PDF)
Professor Raymond Dwek's Tribute to Dr. Blumberg (PDF)

Dr. Blumberg's Chairmanship of the Unither Nanomedical and Telemedical Technology Conferences: 2008, 2009 & 2010

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History tells us that procedures that were inconceivable yesterday, and are barely achievable today, often become routine tomorrow.
Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D. 1926-2017

The Father of Modern Transplantation

Thomas E. Starzl, “father of transplantation”, is a widely celebrated surgeon and researcher who performed the first successful liver transplant on a human patient in the 1960's. His innovative work changed the face of modern medicine, advancing organ transplantation from a rare and high-risk procedure to a common and accessible surgery for those in need of an organ transplant.

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