Introductory Remarks

  • Jan Vilček
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 118)


Pioneers of contemporary cell culture methods have long believed that animal or plant cells in culture could yield many useful substances, including hormones, immunoglobulins, enzymes and other biologically active agents. However, progress in the actual use of cell cultures for the large-scale production of biologically active substances has been slower than some of us had anticipated. Until recently the only pharmaceutical products that required the use of cell cultures were some viral vaccines. This situation is changing.


Active Substance Viral Vaccine Pharmaceutical Product Prokaryotic Cell Safety Testing 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Vilček
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations