The scientific muscle of Brazil's health biotechnology

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Figure 1: Brazilian publications and USPTO patents in health biotechnology (1991–2002).

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Publication of this supplement was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA), Genome Canada (Ottawa, ON, Canada), McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine (Toronto, Canada) and the Rockefeller Foundation (New York, NY). We want to thank Natalia Ramos Miranda for her cooperation and help with bibliographic searches and analysis of background documents. Thanks to Archana Bhatt, Zoe Costa-von Aesch and James Renihan for patent analysis, Éric Archambault, Frédéric Bertrand and Grégoire Côté at Science-Metrix (Montréal, Canada) for analysis of publication data and also to Carlos More and Fabio Salamanca-Buentello for their valuable input, as well as the Brazilian experts who kindly agreed to be interviewed, thereby making it possible to carry out this study. The Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health is primarily supported by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute and by the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund. Matching funders are listed at P.A.S. is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Distinguished Investigator award. A.S.D. is supported by the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto.

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Ferrer, M., Thorsteinsdóttir, H., Quach, U. et al. The scientific muscle of Brazil's health biotechnology. Nat Biotechnol 22, DC8–DC12 (2004).

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