Ion Manta was the first Romanian professor and director of the Department of Biochemistry in the Cluj Faculty of Medicine and one of the most endowed biochemists in Romania. He was considered one of the founders of didactic medical biochemistry in our country. His scientific activity, his teaching talent, capacity of work, his character and personal charm were much appreciated by his colleagues, by different scientists and students.
    Our paper presents some important testimonials about the life and achievements of Ion Manta.
    The paper contains also some testimonials which put into evidence the fact that at the beginning of the '50 he was an innocent victim of the communist regime.


Ion Manta, biochemistry, appreciations for Manta's prestige, victim of the communist regime