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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Biotechnology. According to news reporting originating in Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Molecular Pharming, the production of recombinant pharmaceuticals through plant biotechnology, has the potential to transform the biologics sector of the pharmaceutical industry. More fascinating however, is how it might be used to improve access to modern medicines, and improve health of the poor in developing countries and emerging economies."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Wuhan University, "Although improving global health through molecular pharming has been discussed for at least two decades, little progress has actually been made. In this manuscript, a four point plan is described to maximise the opportunity for molecular pharming to provide solutions. These are (i) to identify and prioritise important drug targets that are relevant to the poor; (ii) to support research and development partners in low to middle income countries to develop local expertise, transfer technology and build capacity; (iii) to increase collaboration between regulatory bodies to enable national regulatory frameworks to be developed in low to middle income countries; and (iv) to promote intellectual property management approaches that include socially responsible licensing."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "An existing case study is described to illustrate how this might be achieved."
For more information on this research see: Realising the value of plant molecular pharming to benefit the poor in developing countries and emerging economies. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2013;11(9):1029-1033. Plant Biotechnology Journal can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Plant Biotechnology Journal - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-7652)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.K.C. Ma, Wuhan University, Coll Life Sci, Engn Res Center Plant Biotechnol & Germplasm Utiliza, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include P. Christou, R. Chikwamba, H. Haydon, M. Paul, M.P. Ferrer, S. Ramalingam, E. Rech, E. Rybicki, A. Wigdorowitz, D.C. Yang and H. Thangaraj (see also technology.html">Biotechnology).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Wuhan, Economics, People's Republic of China
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