Complete synthesis for cortisone on its wayAccording to a paper read out before The Chemical Society of London by Robert B. Woodward, professor of Chemistry, the road for a possible complete synthesis of the drug used in treating arthritis, cortisone has been cleared.

Woodward made an announcement that he and a research team have completed the first-ever complete synthesis of a complete steroid.

It was cautioned by Woodward that none of the medically-active steroids have been synthesized as of now and the already formulated process may not be viable in commercial terms.