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The Emergence and Growth of Biotechnology: Experiences in Industrialised and Developing Countries

By: Rohini Acharya

138 pages, no illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Feb 1999 | #89819 | ISBN: 1858985234
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This text examines the development and evolution of biotechnology in industrialized and developing countries. It first explores efforts made by policy makers and the leaders in the field to reduce technology gaps and analyzes the development of financial mechanisms and regulatory frameworks to hasten the adoption and diffusion of biotechnology. The second section of the book looks at the relationship between biotechnology and its resource base, biological diversity. The author emphasizes the interdependency between biodiversity and biological research and development in an attempt to simplify the debate on the conservation of biological diversity. The last section of the book focuses on the potential positice and negative implications of biotechnology and its contribution towards sustaining biodiversity.


Section I Biotechnology and its development: the development of biotechnology; from human insulin to oncomice - patterns of innovation in industrialized countries; biotechnology in developing countries; the impact of biotechnology on international trade. Section II Biotechnology and biodiversity: biotechnology and biodiversity - the links; the conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity - the role of biotechnology and bioprospecting; concluding remarks.

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