Centro de Investigaciones Económicas - CINVE

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  • Biotechnology services in Latin America by small and medium enterprises A study of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

    Jorge Niosi, Tomas Gabriel Bas


    Executive summary This paper is about a specific type of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS), namely R&D services in biotechnology, and their growth in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Like other emerging and developing countries, the four countries in the Southern Cone are slowly adopting biotechnology. Well over a hundred dedicated biotechnology firms are already providing services in the region, from R&D to bioinformatics, to gene identification and stem cell databank storage services.  We interviewed some 23 firms in the region, as well as a few…

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