Biotechnology in Europe and Latin America

Prospects for Co-operation

  • Bernardo Sorj
  • Mark Cantley
  • Karl Simpson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Karl Simpson
      Pages 1-12
  3. Biotechnology in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. C. de Wispelaere
      Pages 23-30
    3. Bruno Hansen
      Pages 31-39
    4. Daniel Thomas
      Pages 41-46
    5. Helmut Zeittrager
      Pages 47-61
    6. Drs Tzotzos, Dourtouglou
      Pages 63-67
    7. Brendan Finucane, Staff of BioResearch Ireland
      Pages 69-76
    8. Carmello Iacobello
      Pages 77-84
    9. Henk C. van der Plas
      Pages 85-93
    10. Julio Novais
      Pages 95-102
    11. Armando Albert
      Pages 103-109
    12. Roy Smither
      Pages 111-121
  4. Biotechnology in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Luis Ramiro Alfonsin
      Pages 125-128
    3. José La Torre, Sara B. de Rietti
      Pages 137-145
    4. Antonio Paes de Carvalho
      Pages 147-151
    5. Rodolfo Quintero Ramirez, Rosa Luz Gonzalez Aguirre
      Pages 153-173
    6. B. Carlos Aguirre
      Pages 175-207
  5. Health in the Third World: The Role of International Co-operation

  6. Conclusions and Analysis

    1. Bernardo Sorj
      Pages 215-223

About this book


The accession of Spain and Portugal to membership of the European Community in January 1985 not only brought new vitality to the European initiative, but served as a powerful reminder of the broader dimensions of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. A reinforcement of Europe's natural and historical interna­ tionalism of outlook was particularly relevant in the context of biotechnology; for the sophisticated multi-disciplinary scientific base, and the several broad application areas, force on biotechnol­ ogy an internationalism both for access to scientific capability, and for access to worldwide markets. Such was the rationale for 'SOBELA': a 'Seminar on Biotechnol­ ogy in Europe and Latin America', which in April 1987 brought some 50 Latin American entrepreneurs, policy-makers and academic leaders to Europe and to Brussels. At the Commission's Borschette Conference Centre, they heard presentations from eleven of the Community Member States, each emphasising its strengths in bio­ technology and its interest in promoting industrial collaboration with firms in Latin America. The seminar was opened by speeches from Vice-President Karl­ Heinz Narjes on behalf of the Commission, and by His Excellency Luis Ramiro Alfonsin of Argentina, senior Latin American diplomat in Brussels. In the closing session, Directors-General Paolo Fasella (Science, Research and Development, DG XII) and Jean Durieux (External Relations, DG I) welcomed Their Excellencies the ambas­ sadors from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia.


Europe Integration Nation biotechnology nature technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernardo Sorj
    • 1
  • Mark Cantley
    • 2
  • Karl Simpson
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Concertation Unit for Biotechnology in Europe, CUBECommission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Bénézech-Simpson & Co.European Biotechnology ConsultancySloughUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7575-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2389-8
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