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Other . . . . . . . . . S. DBCs and addresses the ability of new firms to enter the market and raise cash. S. biotechnology also are discussed. Finally, the effects of specific tax policies on the ability of firms worldwide to raise cash are reviewed. 63 (21) 52 (18) 20 ( 7) 24 ( 8) 19( 6) 34 (12) 3 ( 1) 12 ( 4) 5 ( 2) 13 ( 4) 51 (18) 14 (26) 6(1 1) 11 (21) 7 (13) 4 ( 8) 2 ( 4) 1 ( 2) 1 ( 2) 2 ( 2) 6(1 1) o ( o) Total . . . . . . . . S. Investment in Biotechnology, 1988.

29 Tables Page Table 2-1. Major Events in the Commercialization of Biotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2-2. Some Factors That Can Affect Commercialization of Biotechnology . . . . . . 32 2-3. Requesters of OTA Assessment, Biotechnology in a Global Economy . . . . . . 33 Chapter 2 Introduction INTRODUCTION This report examines international trends in biotechnology-related commercial activity and governmental approaches to promotion and regulation of biotechnology. This introductory chapter provides a context for the report’s more technical chapters by explaining and defining what biotechnology is, by outlining some factors that influence competitiveness in biotechnology, and by describing the congressional request for this report and the organization of the Office of Technology Assessment’s (OTA’s) assessment of issues raised by the requesters of this report.

S. DBCs and addresses the ability of new firms to enter the market and raise cash. S. biotechnology also are discussed. Finally, the effects of specific tax policies on the ability of firms worldwide to raise cash are reviewed. 63 (21) 52 (18) 20 ( 7) 24 ( 8) 19( 6) 34 (12) 3 ( 1) 12 ( 4) 5 ( 2) 13 ( 4) 51 (18) 14 (26) 6(1 1) 11 (21) 7 (13) 4 ( 8) 2 ( 4) 1 ( 2) 1 ( 2) 2 ( 2) 6(1 1) o ( o) Total . . . . . . . . S. Investment in Biotechnology, 1988. 45– 46 ● Biotechnology in a Global Economy Box 4-A—A Glossary of Finance and Investment Terms Acquisition.

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