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Co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Genentech, Inc., 1976-1996 : oral history transcript / 2001.
BANC MSS 2002/58 c; Phonotape 3258 C:1-10
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Title:

Co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Genentech, Inc., 1976-1996 : oral history transcript / 2001

Creator/Contributor:

Swanson, Robert A., 1947-1999, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Hughes, Sally Smith, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Florida family background; education at MIT, 1965-1970; early career at Citicorp and Kleiner & Perkins Venture Capital, 1970-1975; corporate executive, Genentech, 1976-1996: founding, financing, staffing the company; somastostatin, insulin, growth hormone, and other projects; university-industry relations/tensions; business strategy & plans; initial public offering; corporate culture; intellectual property; joint ventures; recombinant DNA controversy. Comments on Thomas D. Kiley, David Packard, Thomas Perkins, and others.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Genentech, Inc. -- History
Biotechnology industries -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Biotechnology -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Executives -- California -- Interviews

Note:

Robert A. Swanson ; with introductions by Arthur D. Levinson and Kenneth P. Morse. Interviews conducted by Sally Smith Hughes in 1996 and 1997. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3258 C:1-10.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xix, 193 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
10 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z157m
BANC MSS 2002/58 c
Phonotape 3258 C:1-10

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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