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Intellectual Property Issues in Biotechnology
This book integrates a science and business approach to provide an introduction and an insider view of intellectual property issues within the biotech industry, with case studies and examples from developing economy markets. Broad in scope, this book covers key principles in pharmaceutical, industrial, and agricultural biotechnology within four parts.
Part 1 details the principles of intellectual property and biotechnology. Part 2 covers plant biotechnology, including biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, GM foods in sustainable agriculture, microbial biodiversity and bioprospecting for improving crop health and productivity, and production and regulatory requirements of biopesticides and biofertilizers. The third part describes recent advances in industrial biotechnology, such as DNA patenting, and commercial viability of the CRISPR/Cas9 system in genome editing. The final part describes intellectual property issues in drug discovery and development of personalized medicine, and vaccines in biodefence.
This book is an ideal resource for all postgraduates and researchers working in any branch of biotechnology that requires an overview of the recent developments of intellectual property frameworks in the biotech sector.
Bahadur Singh - Professor Singh is Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Professpr Singh has been decorated with several National awards and honours for his key role in popularizing organic farming and translating agriculturally importnat microorganisms from lab to land. To his credit he has 20 U.S. patents which he has successfully transferred for commercial production of biopesticides to several industrial houses in India.
Jha - Dr. Jha is the Regional Representative of International Livestock Research Institute for South Asia. Previously he was the Assistant Director General (International Relations and Education) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and was Professor at the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying at the Banaras Hindu University where he spearheaded the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the creation of a state-of-art Centre of Food Science and Technology.
Keswani - Dr. Chetan Keswani is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Trained as a Biochemist he has keen interest in Intellectual Issues in Life Sciences. He has also passed several courses from World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Key Note speaker in several National and International Conferences to discuss various issues in Intellectual Property and Biotechnology.