pot asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

i need the biography of filipino chemists : antonio mateo, rodolfo arambulo and leonardo gasendo. or any?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This extended quote from The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America should help you isearches. It include your three.

    First I would like to introduce you to an unknown doctor, a hero who saved the lives of many.

    "The Filipino doctor who co-created the drug Erythromycin (Ilosone®) from Iloilo soil was Abelardo Aguilar. Note: In 1949, Filipino scientist Dr. Abelardo Aguilar sent his employer, Eli Lilly Co., samples of an antibiotic isolated from a soil that Aguilar collected in his home province of Iloilo, in central Philippines. Three years later, Eli Lilly sent a congratulatory letter to Aguilar promising to name the antibiotic “Ilosone” in honor of Iloilo province where the soil was originally collected. It was the first successful macrolide antibiotic introduced in the US in 1952. Its broad antimicrobial spectrum gave alternatives to patients showing allergic reactions to penicillin at that time.

    The drug erythromycin, sold under the brand name Ilosone, has earned Eli Lilly billions of dollars, but neither Aguilar nor the Philippine government received any royalty. In 1993, Aguilar died after spending 40 years to be recognized and rewarded, but to no avail.

    OR this quote:

    "Dr. Antonio Mateo made the double-flaring tool (DFT) for plumbing installation for airtight sealing of joints. He was awarded the WIPO Gold Medal in Geneva, Switzerland in 1994. His company AMECOS also markets the fire blanket, a Filipino innovation that saves lives and properties in case of fire. "


    "Rodolfo Arambulo of Laguna, Philippines, developed Multishock, a bullet type that increases the firepower and stopping power of an ordinary gun with multiple hits in a single shot. It is considered as the first of its kind in the world."


    "Engr. Leonardo Gasendo of Manila made the super windmill as well as the salt evaporator. "

    Good luck and remember to look up "Philippine Search engines" and then run through them with your querry.

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