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The Ether Biotech Corporation, often shortened to Ether, is an international pharmaceutical company. Its headquarters are in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background

Secretly one of Providence's main assets, the Ether Biotech Corporation is one of the world's most famous pharmaceutical company. As a Providence asset, they acquired Dr. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer's estate, after he was killed by his creation, Agent 47.

Sometime before 2019, the Ether corporation secretly started the "Samael project" in the Caruso mansion in Sapienza, after its owner, Silvio Caruso, gratefully accepted the offer. In 2019, the Shadow Client anonymously disclosed to one of Ether's major stockholder the horrible work ethics, prompting her to hire the ICA and Agent 47 to stop the project by eliminating the two project leaders, Silvio Caruso and Francesca De Santis.

However, after the assassination, Hajun, a Providence herald investigating the assassination, he reveals that the Ether corporation management board had been largely unaware of the DNA virus project, and guesses that the project was leaked by someone from the lab. In the aftermath, Ether lost billions of dollars due to the failed project, resulting in their stock completely plumbing.

By 2019, they had developed an antidote to his amnesia-inducing serum. A sample of this antidote was stolen by Lucas Grey during a raid on their Johannesburg headquarters, also resulting in the kidnapping of their CEO, Neleis De Waal. With the destruction of their headquarters in Johannesburg, and the death of their CEO, Ether's stock once again fell to the bottom.

An Ether-operated extraction team, likely hired CICADA personnel, allegedly picked up terrorist Orson Mills after a robbery in Belgium.

Trivia

  • Some medical appliances in the GAMA hospital in Hokkaido were produced by Ether.
  • All the poisons Agent 47 can use for his contracts were created by Ether.
  • They own an arcology complex in Shanghai, China.