biotechnology instrument Articles

  • The effectiveness of biotechnology policies in Europe

    The present study investigates what policy mixes are the most effective in fostering biotechnology innovations. An input-output approach has been used with a mix of biotechnology policy instruments at the input side and biotechnology performance in science and commercialisation at the output side. Policy mixes that include both generic and biotech-specific policy instruments which support both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing human security through biotechnology

    In this paper, we examine the bright and dark, the light and shadow of emerging technologies through the lens of human security. Human security is becoming increasingly debated and discussed in global governance circles, but not yet in relation to emerging technologies. The threats and opportunities to attaining human security in various domains – disease, hunger, environment, poverty and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A measurement scale for knowledge management in the biotechnology and telecommunications industries

    This study specifies how to construct and validate a Knowledge Management (KM) measurement scale on the basis of management perceptions. In order to construct the scales, a process based on (Churchill, 1979; DeVellis, 1991) was used complemented by the Delphi technique and structural equations models. The use of this methodology was illustrated in an empirical study carried out in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology and international relations: forging new strategic partnerships

    This paper argues that the USA should use its large stocks of scientific and technological knowledge (as well as allied resources) related to biotechnology to help solve food security challenges in developing countries, especially in Africa. Achieving this goal, however, will require the USA and its partners in Africa to focus on the role of science and technology as an instrument of good ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building market orientation in biotechnology SMEs: balancing scientific advances

    This paper reports on a research project that looks at the market and science interplay in small and medium sized (SME) biotechnology firms. The construct of behavioural market orientation is our main tool for analysing science push and market pull in the biotechnology SME context. We report the findings of an action research project, in which a strategy for the pharmaceutical cluster ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dynamics in biotechnology policy-making in Europe in the period 1994?2006

    This article analyses the dynamics in national biotechnology policy-making in the 15 old EU member states and three associated European countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) in the period from 1994?2006. It uses two data sets on national biotechnology policy instruments; the first covers the period from 1994?1998 and the second, the period from 2002?2005. The article analyses the changes in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New knowledge: production v. diffusion; the case of UK biotechnology

    This paper looks at issues of appropriability and diffusion in UK biotechnology. It contrasts the various solutions to appropriability problems facing the production of R&D with the more intractable problems of diffusion, in particular across the university-industry divide. It focuses on issues of ownership of new knowledge between university and industry and argues that these, in practice, are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Requirements for biotechnology development: the necessity for an interactive and participatory innovation process

    Biotechnology is often presented as a potentially crucial factor in contributing to sustainable development and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Looking at the innovations currently developed through biotechnology R&D, it can, however, be concluded that these innovations are usually inappropriate for this purpose. Scepticism therefore prevails in the development community about the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Editorial: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur

    An overview over activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology in France and specifically the Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur Region is given. Nanoscience activities are organised and funded in France by several institutions. A dedicated national programme, called C'Nano and which is coordinated by the French National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS, assures the animation. Project funding comes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • QIC-Biostream - exhaust gas analysis of small scale fermenters

    Summary The application of the Hiden QIC-Biostream gas analysis system is to monitor the off-gas and vapours from up to 80 small scale fermenters for yield optimisation and process screening. Introduction Biotechnology is an extremely important area for the 21st century and information relating to yield of a product is crucial to most Biotech ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Particles Matter

    We all can recall our mothers telling us as children to go outside and get some fresh air.  Who would have known just how important this statement was and is today?  Air pollution affects the entire planet. You can't escape it anywhere not even inside your home or office. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to ten times more ...

  • Ultrasonic level measurement solution reduces costs and saves labor time case study

    SmartScan 25 L provides accurate and constant level measurement results allowing cost reduction and shortens labor time at Hopax Chemicals plant, Taiwan. Hopax Chemicals, Taiwan produces over fifty kinds of chemical additives which are used in paper manufacturing and coating process, such as pulp preparing, wed-end handling, and coating, etc. The company invests heavily in modern instrument and ...

  • White Paper on Environmental Liability

     Executive Summary This White Paper explores various ways to shape an EC-wide environmental liability regime, in order to improve application of the environmental principles in the EC Treaty and implementation of EC environmental law, and to ensure adequate restoration of the environment. The background includes a Commission Green Paper in 1993, a joint hearing with the European Parliament ...

  • Climate change, the new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis

    At its meeting in Stockholm on 20 - 21 Ocotber 2009, the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on Climate change, new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis. Weeks before the negotiations in Copenhagen on an international framework on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, we find ourselves confronted by three ...

  • Harnessing The Power Of Microbes

    University researchers are advancing both the understanding and scalability of a biological process where bacteria living under anaerobic conditions consume organic waste and generate electrons and protons that are tapped for electricity production.IMAGINE a self-sustaining battery that never runs out of juice. While the notion may sound far-fetched, Dr. Leonard Tender at the Naval Research ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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