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Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulations : Eurocourses: Technological Innovation - F. Campagnari

Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulations

Eurocourses: Technological Innovation

By: F. Campagnari (Editor), Vittorio Sgaramella (Editor), Guy van den Eede (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1994
ISBN: 9780792315872
Number Of Pages: 179

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Genetic engineering has already produced impressive results in biological research. The gene transfer and cloning methods are changing biotechnology into an innovative activity with potentially great impact on health care, on chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, on the agricultural and the natural environment. It has thus attracted a great deal of attention from the public and regulatory authorities. There is a need to reconcile technological progress with safety assurance and civic acceptance. Technologies are regulated according to the inherent risk evaluated, through criteria based upon existing scientific evidence, new rigorous information, and/or records of safe applications and good performances. This should also apply to biotechnology. The title Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulation is only intended to indicate that regulatory provisions for biotechnological activities should be in agreement and not in open contradiction with scientific knowledge and established technological experience.

Keynote Speakers
Introductory Remark
Genetic Engineering: An Overviewp. 1
Gene Transfer in Nature: Its Mechanisms and Limitationsp. 11
The Blood Coagulation Cascade: The Proteins and Their Biosynthesis by Recombinant DNAp. 15
Development of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms and Testing of Their Fate and Activity in Microcosmsp. 23
Research Activities of the European Communities in Biosafetyp. 31
Industrial Fermentations with Genetically Modified Micro-Organismsp. 37
The Production of Human Insulinp. 43
Industrial Production of Vaccines and Therapeutic Molecules by rDNA Technologyp. 53
Basics of Plant Gene Transformationp. 59
Field Releases of Transgenic Plants in Practicep. 71
The Widespread Use of Transgenic Crops - Opportunities and Perspectivesp. 81
Regulation and Bio-Industry Developmentp. 91
Public Reaction to Biotechnology and to the Release of GMOs in Europep. 121
Uncertainty and Regulationp. 133
Regulation of Medicinal Products Derived from Biotechnology in the European Communityp. 143
General Principles of the Council Directive on the Protection of Workers from the Risks Related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Workp. 151
Patenting Biotechnological Inventionsp. 157
The Deliberate Release into the Environment of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOsp. 167
The Contained use of Genetically Modified Micro-Organisms, GMMsp. 169
The EPA Perspective on Biotechnologyp. 173
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ISBN: 9780792315872
ISBN-10: 0792315871
Series: Eurocourses: Technological Innovation
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 31st May 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45

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