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Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of Biotechnology

Maureen McKelvey


This book examines the initial commercial uses of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is one of the most modern, controversial and dynamic of the science-based technologies. It is not an object, but a set of techniques or way of doing things. The development of these technologies from the 1970s onwards illustrates the changing relationships between universities and firms, and between basic science and research oriented towards commercial uses. The main focus of the book is on two firms — DS Genentech in the United States and Kabi in Sweden — and their activities and ‘knowledge-seeking’ be ... More

Keywords: commercial uses, genetic engineering, science-based technologies, techniques, universities, firms, DS Genentech, Kabi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen McKelvey, author
Linköping University
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