Alan García

He is a Chemical-industrial engineer, expert in technology management; research professor in the field of technological and innovation management; member of the National Chamber...



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Dr. Luis Miramontes

The Mexican Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cardenas (1925-2004) was the discoverer of the in 1951 of the main ingredient of the first oral contraceptive, when he was only 25 years old. Since he was a little boy, Miramontes showed a remarkable ability for experimentation. When he was in his third year of Chemistry studies at UNAM, as if Miramontes were something like a football star, he was recruited by doctor Sandoval Landazuri, one of his lab teachers, to work with him at the Institute of Chemistry. At that time, experiments were being made to supply the demand of patients suffering from hormone deficiencies. Some of these hormones were then made with ingredients coming from weird...