An Affordable Development?: Biotechnology, Economics and the Implications for the Third World
By: Mila Avramovic (author)Hardback
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Biotechnology is playing an increasing role in medicine and agriculture in industrialized nations. This book asks how these developments have affected the majority of the world's population in the Third World. The author presents a detailed examination of the history of the financial structure of biotechnology in the West (predominantly the United States), what its focus has been, and how developing nations can feasibly undertake biotechnology research in the areas that are of greatest importance to them.
Scientific evolution and definition of biotechnology: generations of biotechnology, recent developments and scope of use. Salient features of biotechnology growth in industrialized countries: sectors of applications; organization of the industry; geographical distribution of biotechnology activity; business performance, costs and prices; sources of business finance. Implications for developing countries: domestic financial constraints in developing countries; access to foreign finance; a possible biotechnology priority for developing countries - diagnostic products; the place of the diagnostics industry in the biotechnology industrial sequence. Appendices: patents and intellectual property rights; DNA hybridization probe technology; problems and prospects of applying biotechnology to agriculture in developing countries - highlights; subunit and anti-id vaccines; monoclonal antibodies as therapeutics - past problems and recent technical advances.
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