Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview / Edition 1

Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview / Edition 1

by Bryan Bergeron, Paul Chan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471465615

ISBN-13: 9780471465614

Pub. Date: 01/23/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The biotechnology revolution is profoundly transforming medicine, agriculture, material science, the military, and even our identities. This global business phenomenon spans from front line users of the technology to thousands of local and multinational companies that provide everything from the high-tech reagents and raw biological materials to the stainless steel

Overview

The biotechnology revolution is profoundly transforming medicine, agriculture, material science, the military, and even our identities. This global business phenomenon spans from front line users of the technology to thousands of local and multinational companies that provide everything from the high-tech reagents and raw biological materials to the stainless steel fermentation tanks and other equipment required to synthesize and transport biologicals.

Looking beyond the hype of get-rich-quick investment schemes, Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview provides CEOs and other upper-level managers with a comprehensive, critical analysis of the biotechnology business from a uniquely Pan-Asia perspective.

With a cutting-edge focus for forward-thinking business leaders, this reliable reference offers a clear vision of the global biotech market through 2010, including which regions and corporations are best positioned to dominate the market.

Through timely coverage, this relevant volume gives readers an appreciation for the unique political and socioeconomic landscape within which academic and entrepreneurial biotechnology laboratories operate. Coverage includes a focus on the financial, technological, and infrastructure-building activities underway (primarily in Asia) that are reminiscent of the infrastructure building in the semiconductor industry.

Because the biotechnology field crosses so many traditional boundaries, successful CEOs and other senior-level corporate executives in the industry need a guide to both business principles and the biology, physics, and information technologies related to their company’s products and services. The global market also demands successful executives be skilled in public relations and managing the press with due respect to social, political, and religious concerns surrounding biotechnology research.

Private and government-sponsored laboratories in Asia are scrambling to develop many of the core technologies that will drive biotechnology developments in the United States, European Union, Australia, and elsewhere. Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview offers valuable insight into where this major research is being conducted, where it’s being applied, and where money and intellectual capital are flowing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471465614
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

CHAPTER 1

Overview 1

CHAPTER 2

Pharmaceuticals 43

CHAPTER 3

Medicine and Agriculture 77

CHAPTER 4

Computing, Biomaterials, and the Military 105

CHAPTER 5

Infrastructure 142

CHAPTER 6

Financing 175

CHAPTER 7

Regional Analysis 217

CHAPTER 8

Outlook 295

Appendix 319

Glossary 329

Sources and Further Reading 337

Index 347

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