International markets for genetic resources: opportunities for Colombia

Antonio B. Hill
2000 International Journal of Biotechnology  
In view of its relative biological wealth, the potential for developing Colombia's capacity to develop genetic and biochemical resources -or, 'bioresources' -as well as to provide such resources to a growing international biotechnology market merits serious consideration. In support of such capacities, this report focuses on: 1 recent and emerging trends within the international biotechnology market; 2 the interrelationships between the biotechnology market and commercial demand for genetic and
more » ... biochemical materials from wild sources; and 3 a precedent-setting model and approach that Colombia can replicate consistent with its own needs to develop and engage in this market.
doi:10.1504/ijbt.2000.000127 fatcat:23sbumqdevbcjon7sjjd4p3sn4