This book aims to privde a detailed survey and analysis of the most important issues in biotechnology in the Soviet Union's successor states as they each attempt to make their own painful transitions to a market economy. It examines both the impact of this branch of science on the economy as a whole and the management of biotechnology research and development (R & D) as well as production. Emphasis is placed on the alternative structures which have emerged during the transitional process. Detailed information is also provided on biotechnology research projects, joint ventures, institutes, and factories. For the area specialist, the book is rich in useful data and analysis while its structure facilitates its use as a handbook by business people in the West and scientists looking for specific information on biotechnology in the former USSR. It will provide those with a more practical orientation with a realistic appraisal of biotechnology in the Eurasian area and some of the problems it faces.
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