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Marine biotechnology in the twenty-first century [electronic resource] : problems, promise, and products /
Committee on Marine Biotechnology: Biomedical Applications of Marine Natural Products, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2002]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 117 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
0309083427, 0309508096, 9780309083423, 9780309508094
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Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2002]
isbn
0309083427
0309508096
9780309083423
9780309508094
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from PDF title page.
abstract
Dramatic developments in understanding the fundamental underpinnings of life have provided exciting opportunities to make marine bioproducts an important part of the U.S. economy. Several marine based pharmaceuticals are under active commercial development, ecosystem health is high on the public's list of concerns, and aquaculture is providing an ever greater proportion of the seafood on our tables. Nevertheless, marine biotechnology has not yet caught the public's, or investor's, attention. Two workshops, held in October 1999 and November 2001 (the 2001 proceedings are incorporated into this report) at the National Academies, were successful in highlighting new developments and opportunities in environmental and biomedical applications of marine biotechnology, and also in identifying factors that are impeding commercial exploitation of these products. This report includes a 2001 sessions addressing drug discovery and development, applications of genomics and proteomics to marine biotechnology, biomaterials and bioengineering, and public policy and essays contributed by the workshop speakers.
catalogue key
11511167
 
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