Historical Facts

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Medicine or biomedical scientific research is one of the five prize areas mentioned in Alfred Nobel’s will. This Lab Products initiative is to honor the scientists and researchers who have made the most important discovery within the domain of biomedical scientific research.

Read below about the contribution animals have made to biomedical scientific research below.
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  • 1901

    Emil Adolf von Behring

    Guinea pig
    “for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths”

  • 1902

    Ronald Ross

    Pigeon
    “for his work on malaria, by which he has shown how it enters the organism and thereby has laid the foundation for successful research on this disease and methods of combating it”

  • 1904

    Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

    Dog
    “in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion, through which knowledge on vital aspects of the subject has been transformed and enlarged”

  • 1905

    Robert Koch

    Cow / Sheep
    “for his investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis”

  • 1906

    Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Camillo Golgi

    Dog / Horse
    “in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system”

  • 1907

    Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

    Bird
    “in recognition of his work on the role played by protozoa in causing diseases”

  • 1908

    Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Paul Ehrlich

    Bird / Fish / Guinea Pig
    “in recognition of their work on the immune reactions and functions of phagocytes”

  • 1910

    Albrecht Kossel

    Bird
    “in recognition of the contributions to our knowledge of cell chemistry made through his work on proteins, including the nucleic substances”

  • 1912

    Alexis Carrel

    Dog
    “in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs”

  • 1913

    Charles Robert Richet

    Dog / Rabbit
    “in recognition of his work on anaphylaxis”

  • 1919

    Jules Bordet

    Guinea Pig / Horse / Rabbit
    “for his discoveries relating to mechanisms of immunity”