William J. Rutter Oral History Now Online

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William J. Rutter: Co-Founder and Chairman, Chiron Corporation

This series of interviews documents William J. Rutter’s view of his years, 1981-1999, as cofounder and chairman of Chiron Corporation, a San Francisco Bay Area biotechnology company specializing in vaccines and blood-screening technologies. These interviews explore the theme of commercializing basic science, introduced by the earlier oral history with Dr. Rutter on his career at the University of California, San Francisco. We also have a short oral history with Dr. Rutter on the social, political, and ethical dimensions of stem cell research.

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