BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

Original free sample of Bayer 205, suramin powder, Germany,

Science Museum, London

Download

Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Science Museum, London
Can I use this?

About this digital image

Description

Bayer 205, now known as suramin, is effective against micro-organisms called trypanosomes, which are responsible for tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness. The drug was on the market from 1920. Developed in 1916 by a team at the German dye manufacturers Frederich Bayer and Co., Bayer 205’s chemical composition was kept a secret from other drug manufacturers. This bottle was given out free of charge for clinical tests of the first production batch. maker: Friedrich Bayer and Company Place made: Leverkusen, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany



Identifiers


License information

License information

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit

Original free sample of Bayer 205, suramin powder, Germany,. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.