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South Korean biotechnology—a rising industrial and scientific powerhouse

South Korean biotechnology—a rising industrial and scientific powerhouse COMMENT AR Y South Korean biotechnology—a rising industrial and scientific powerhouse Joseph Wong, Uyen Quach, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar NCE among the world’s poor nations, dents, company web sites and other sources, (Daejeon, South Korea), are capitalizing on South Korea is an example of a coun- such as the Bioindustry Association of Korea the post-genome era, and are beginning to O try that was able to develop swiftly to (http://www.bak.or.kr/eng lish/intro/ gain an international reputation in DNA become part of the industrial world. From purpose.html), suggests that between sequencing and synthesis (see Box 2). cars to computers to cell phones, products 450 and 600 Korean companies are Both demand-side pulls and sup- designed and manufactured in South Korea using some aspect of biotechnology ply-side pushes fuel South Korea’s are now found around the world. From a in their business. This covers brand biotechnology ambitions. Unlike per capita gross national product (GNP) of and generic pharmaceutical firms many developing countries, the about $100 in the early 1960s, South Korea with a business plan to diversify urgency for health biotechnology has grown to be one of the world’s major into biotechnology R&D as well as development http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Biotechnology Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Nature Publishing Group
Subject
Life Sciences; Life Sciences, general; Biotechnology; Biomedicine, general; Agriculture; Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology; Bioinformatics
ISSN
1087-0156
eISSN
1546-1696
DOI
10.1038/nbt1204supp-DC42
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Abstract

COMMENT AR Y South Korean biotechnology—a rising industrial and scientific powerhouse Joseph Wong, Uyen Quach, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar NCE among the world’s poor nations, dents, company web sites and other sources, (Daejeon, South Korea), are capitalizing on South Korea is an example of a coun- such as the Bioindustry Association of Korea the post-genome era, and are beginning to O try that was able to develop swiftly to (http://www.bak.or.kr/eng lish/intro/ gain an international reputation in DNA become part of the industrial world. From purpose.html), suggests that between sequencing and synthesis (see Box 2). cars to computers to cell phones, products 450 and 600 Korean companies are Both demand-side pulls and sup- designed and manufactured in South Korea using some aspect of biotechnology ply-side pushes fuel South Korea’s are now found around the world. From a in their business. This covers brand biotechnology ambitions. Unlike per capita gross national product (GNP) of and generic pharmaceutical firms many developing countries, the about $100 in the early 1960s, South Korea with a business plan to diversify urgency for health biotechnology has grown to be one of the world’s major into biotechnology R&D as well as development

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Nature BiotechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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