In 1981, William J. Rutter founded Chiron Corporation, in conjuction with a former Stanford colleague. Chiron soon grew to be a major biotechnology firm, orginally focusing on developing vaccines and tests for infectious disease, including hepatitis. Chiron is now among the world's largest biotechnology companies, specializing in work relating to vaccines, blood testing, and biopharmaceutical development.
Rutter received a B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1949, a M.S. from the University of Utah in 1950, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1952.Read More