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Historia mexicana

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GODINEZ RESENDIZ, Rogelio; ACEVES PASTRANA, Patricia  y  SCHIFTER ACEVES, Liliana. José Erdos Blau’s network of innovation in the mexican pharmaceutical sector (1940-1970). Hist. mex. [online]. 2022, vol.72, n.1, pp.251-295.  Epub 20-Jun-2022. ISSN 2448-6531.

After World War II, there was a boom in Mexican pharmaceutical research, thanks to the establishment of interested public institutions and private companies. Despite the important accomplishments of domestic and international scientists during the postwar period, the rhythm of Mexican innovations and patents was nevertheless irregular, given the lack of scientific infrastructure in the pharmaceutical sector. One of the local patent leaders, however, was the Hungarian-Mexican scientist José Erdos Blau at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) National School of Biological Sciences (ENCB). The objective of this article is to analyze the network of innovation that Erdos built with the ENCB at its center, in collaboration with the private sector, showing how this network became one of the most important in the Mexican pharmaceutical sector, driving research in the field of organic chemistry and the development of medications. The information presented has been obtained by examining pharmaceutical patents registered during the period in question, archival documents and articles in academic journals and popular science magazines published by contemporary chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Palabras llave : History of Science; Pharmaceutical History; Patents; Networks of Innovation; Pharmaceutical Industry.

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