Satoshi Ōmura, awarded Nobel Prize for discovery of ivermectin

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Satoshi Ōmura[satoɕi oːmu͍ɽa] (大村 智, Ōmura Satoshi, born 12 July 1935) is a Japanese biochemist. He is known for the discovery and development of hundreds of pharmaceuticals originally occurring in microorganisms. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with William C. Campbell for their role in the discovery of avermectins and ivermectin,[1] the world’s first endectocide and a safe and highly effective microfilaricide.

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