|Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
||Vol. 9 No. 2, Issue of April 15, 2006
|© 2006 by Pontificia Universidad Católica
de Valparaíso -- Chile
22, 2005 / Accepted September 30, 2005
|BIOTECHNOLOGY ISSUES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Recent developments in biotech industry outside of the USA and Western Europe: Report from BIO 2005
Aldar S. Bourinbaiar
Immunitor USA Inc.
College Park, MD 20740, USA
Tel: 301 474 9369
Fax: 775 640 6636
Keywords: Africa, Asia, bioindustry, biotech, biodefense, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Pacific, Russia.
The BIO 2005 international convention is the largest gathering of the biotech industry in the world. This year it was held on June 19-22 inside the behemoth Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, bringing together 18,730 executives, investors, consultants, lawyers, politicians, scientists, and dreamers from 56 countries. More than 500 media representatives covered the event. Biotechnology research and findings presented by countries outside the USA and Western Europe has begun to make a significant impact on these annual BIO gatherings. The achievements of some of these countries are briefly reviewed.