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R.D. Schmid, Wolfenbttel, FRG
Biotechnology in Japan - a Comprehensive Guide

1991. Approx. 805 pp. 146 figs. 117 tabs. Hardcover DM 348,-
ISBN 3-540-53554-3

This book provides an in-depth insight into Japanese
biotechnology, research policy and the involved private
companies, universities and governmental institutions. It
addresses managers and scientists interested in cooperation
with Japanese researchers and businesses. It is an up-to-date
and complete source of information.

Biotechnology in Japan is a complete guide to economic,
scientific and regulatory aspects of Japanese research centers
and companies. Profiles for more than 400 private Japanese
companies and almost 200 universities and research institutes
are given in great detail. Ministries providing research
guidelines and ongoing research projects are analyzed. The book
is the first comprehensive source in the English language and
is of particular interest to consultants, managers and
researchers seeking cooperation with Japanese partners.

>From the Contents: The Industry.- The Ministries.- The Research
Institutes.- The Universities.- Academic Organizations.-
Research Policy and Projects.- Contextual Measures.- Science
Cities and Regional Developments.- Statistical

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