Regulating Bioprospecting: Institutions for Drug Research, Access and Benefit-Sharing

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-Centre
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 1, 2005
    TITLE:
    Regulating Bioprospecting: Institutions for Drug Research, Access and Benefit-Sharing
    AUTHORS:
    by Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    PUB DATE:
    2005•02•08

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    This document is based on a forthcoming book that examines issues in bioprospecting and the search for useful biochemical compounds and genes in nature. Bioprospecting has been the focus of international negotiations for more than a decade, yet the debate on the terms for access to genetic resources, traditional knowledge and benefit-sharing is far from settled.

    This is one of the first books to address the contractual complexities of bioprospecting for drug research and is thus a key text for policy makers, practitioners and scholars in the areas of law, economics, ethnobotany, anthropology and environmental sciences.