Different Rhythms of Health Biotechnology Development in Brazil and Cuba

8 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2006

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Halla Thorsteindottir

University of Toronto

Peter A. Singer

University of Toronto

Tirso Saenz

Universidade de Brasília (UnB)

Abdallah S. Daar

University of Toronto

Abstract

Biotechnology is typically associated with the centres of learning and firms in industrialised countries but usually not with institutions in developing countries. Developing nations are however, becoming active in this field and are increasingly using recombinant methods to produce new and innovative health products for their populations. Here we will examine health biotechnology development in two developing countries, Brazil and Cuba. We will compare the major characteristics of their health biotechnology sectors and highlight factors that have shaped their development in order to understand better what main factors and conditions can promote health biotechnology innovation in developing countries.

Suggested Citation

Thorsteindottir, Halla and Singer, Peter A. and Saenz, Tirso and Daar, Abdallah S., Different Rhythms of Health Biotechnology Development in Brazil and Cuba. Journal of Business Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 99-106, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=887286

Halla Thorsteindottir (Contact Author)

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

Peter A. Singer

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S 3G8
Canada

Tirso Saenz

Universidade de Brasília (UnB) ( email )

Campus Universitario Darcy Ribeiro
Brasilia, DF 70919-970
Brazil

Abdallah S. Daar

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S 3G8
Canada

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