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Protropin

Maker:
Genentech Inc.
Physical Description:
somatrem, 5 mg (overall active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 13.3 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm; 5 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
pharmaceutical
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
ca 1987
Subject:
Recombinant Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
Science & Mathematics
ID Number:
1987.0789.01
Accession number:
1987.0789
Catalog number:
1987.0789.01
Description (Brief):
Protropin is an injectable, recombinant pharmaceutical that is used to treat children with growth problems stemming from an inability to produce their own growth hormone.
Recombinant pharmaceuticals are created by inserting genes from one species into a host species, often yeast or bacteria, where they do not naturally occur. The genes code for a desired product, and therefore the genetically modified host organisms can be grown and used as a kind of living factory to produce the product. In this case, genes coding for human growth hormone are inserted into bacteria. Bacteria produce the growth hormone, which is harvested and used as the active ingredient in Protropin.
Object consists of a plastic box with three glass vials: two vials Protropin (Recombinant growth hormone) and one vial Bacteriostatic Water for Injection.
Location:
Currently on loan
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Recombinant Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Protropin; somatrem for injection

Maker:
Genentech Inc.
Physical Description:
somatrem, 5 mg or 10 IU (drug active ingredients)
mannitol, 40.0 mg (drug active ingredients)
sodium phosphate, 1.7 mg (drug active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 13.3 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm; 5 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
pharmaceutical
biological
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
ca 1987
Subject:
Recombinant Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
Science & Mathematics
ID Number:
1987.0789.02
Accession number:
1987.0789
Catalog number:
1987.0789.02
Description (Brief):
Protropin is an injectable, recombinant pharmaceutical that is used to treat children with growth problems stemming from an inability to produce their own growth hormone.
Recombinant pharmaceuticals are created by inserting genes from one species into a host species, often yeast or bacteria, where they do not naturally occur. The genes code for a desired product, and therefore the genetically modified host organisms can be grown and used as a kind of living factory to produce the product. In this case, genes coding for human growth hormone are inserted into bacteria. Bacteria produce the growth hormone, which is harvested and used as the active ingredient in Protropin.
Object consists of a sealed cardboard box with light blue, dark blue, and black printing. Box contains two vials Protropin and one vial Bacteriostatic Water for injection.
Location:
Currently on loan
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Recombinant Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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10 Years of Guidance in Growth

User:
Genentech, Inc.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 38 in x 1 in; 22.86 cm x 96.52 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
poster
Used:
United States: California, South San Francisco
Subject:
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Credit Line:
Gift of Genentech
ID Number:
2012.0198.57
Accession number:
2012.0198
Catalog number:
2012.0198.57
Description (Brief):
This poster celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the drug Protropin. Protropin, manufactured by Genentech, a biotechnology company, from 1985 to 2004, was a recombinant human growth hormone used to treat children with certain pituitary-based growth disorders. The poster features ten pairs of children's shoes representing the years 1985–1995, with each pair becoming progressively larger. See also objects 1987.0789.01 and 1987.0789.02.
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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