It all started with arsphenamine against syphilis, discovered by German physician Paul Ehrlich in 1910, probably the first antibiotic in history. Ehrlich and his research colleague Gerhard Domagk are considered pioneers in antibiotic research, both received the Nobel Prize and established Germany's reputation as the "pharmacy of the world".
Coronavirus: antibiotics - at the drip of China
For cost reasons, numerous antibiotic manufacturers have moved production to China. This is now taking its revenge. The first experts warn of bottlenecks.