A survey of entrepreneurial collaborations among health biotech firms in developing countries reveals a surprisingly high level of collaboration but a lack of emphasis on new or improved health biotech products and processes.
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The authors thank all the firms that responded to the survey and generously shared their expertise and time. We also thank J. Clark and K. MacDonald for comments on the manuscript. This project was funded by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute and by the International Development Research Centre, and was supported by the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, an academic center at the University Health Network and University of Toronto. H.T. is supported by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. M.R. is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Training Award.
P.A.S. has received consulting funds from Merck Frosst Canada and is on the scientific advisory board of the Bioveda II fund in China.
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Thorsteinsdóttir, H., Melon, C., Ray, M. et al. South-South entrepreneurial collaboration in health biotech. Nat Biotechnol 28, 407–416 (2010) doi:10.1038/nbt0510-407
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