6216 Drugs from the Sea: Sharing of Benefits Between Partner Nations

Friday, February 17, 2012: 3:30 PM
Room 201 (VCC West Building)
Raymond Andersen , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Prospecting marine organisms for bioactive compounds has potential implications for intellectual property and significant revenue streams. Exploitation of these resources usually requires skills and equipment found in developed nations; yet, the biological materials are often from developing nations. This talk will discuss mutually beneficial arrangements that can transfer resources and knowledge to a partner in a developing nation while allowing for the commercialization of natural products.