Recent Progress in Agricultural Biotechnology and Opportunities for Contract Research and Development

  • Paul P. Kolodziejczyk
  • Paul Fedec
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 464)


The global market for agriculture products and agriculture-based value-added products is undergoing change as the top players in agriculture and agricultural biotechnology face increased consolidation and ultimately form alliances in development, production and marketing. Transgenic plants for human consumption and industrial applications are entering the marketplace. Novel, genetically engineered, plant-based organisms (GMO) designed for resistance to herbicides, pesticides and environmental stress or for the production of valuable chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and vaccines are available. A growing demand for bioprocessing, test production, scale-up or providing data for registration has created new opportunities for contract research and development (CR&D) firms.


Transgenic Plant Fatty Acid Profile Erucic Acid Good Manufacturing Practice Biotechnology Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul P. Kolodziejczyk
    • 1
  • Paul Fedec
    • 1
  1. 1.POS Pilot Plant CorporationSaskatoonCanada

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