Caltech Grad Donates $100 Million to City of Hope’s Research Center

Dr. Arthur Riggs

City of Hope announced it has renamed its preeminent diabetes research center the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute, in honor of its longtime director and research pioneer, who recently donated $100 million to the world renowned cancer treatment facility in Duarte.
Riggs’ scientific achievements include developing the technology that led to the first synthetic human insulin — a breakthrough that enabled mass production of insulin for people with diabetes. That discovery, which jumpstarted what is now a $500 billion global biotech industry, was followed by numerous firsts in the field of biomedical science. Today, synthetic insulin is used regularly by hundreds of millions of people.
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