Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 55–58 | Cite as

Research in the Division of Pharmacognosy

  • A. Baerheim Svendsen


About 50% of all drugs originate from plants and animals, especially from higher plants. The production of plant drugs often has to overcome several obstacles. The Division of Pharmacognosy of the Center for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is involved in developing biotechnological production methods that may help to avoid such problems. In the research field of plant cell biotechnology there is a close co-operation with Delft. University of Technology. As an example some studies on tissue and suspension cultures ofCinchona species and on the biosynthesis ofCinchona alkaloids are described.


Public Health Internal Medicine Plant Cell Alkaloid Suspension Culture 
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© Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Baerheim Svendsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gorlaeus LaboratoriesState University of LeidenThe Netherlands

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