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The coming biotech age : the business of bio-materials / Richard W. Oliver.

  • Oliver, Richard W., 1946-
[2000], ©2000
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New York : McGraw Hill, [2000], ©2000.

Physical description

xi, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


Includes index.


The bioterials century -- The Twenty-First century: the age of bioterials -- Conquering matter: explorations in the cellular and subatomic universe -- Bioeconomics: the new laws of bioterials -- The first law of bioeconomics: the daily doubling of knowledge -- The second law of bioeconomics: the global scope of bioterials is inversely proportional to its subatomic scale -- The third law of bioeconomics: accelerating vertical growth rates -- New materials: every atom a factory -- Designer genes: re-engineering the body -- Betting the "pharma": the biomedical complex -- Betting the farm: the bionic farmer -- Financing the dream: the biocapitalists -- Bioethics: the Chinese wall -- Afterword: 2005, the end of the beginning -- Appendix: statement of principles.


  • English

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    HD9999.B442 2000O44c
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