Daar 2003 Top ten biotechnologies LMICs

Title Top Ten Biotechnologies for Improving Health in developing Countries
Format publication
Authors Daar, A.S., Thorsteindottir, H., Martin, D.K., Smith, A.C., Nast, S., Singer, P.A.
Journal Name (if applicable) Nature
Date Published 2003
Open Access Y/N Yes
Hard copy PDF Available Y/N Yes
Link http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v32/n2/pdf/ng1002-229.pdf
Abstract Most research into genomics and other related biotechnologies is concerned with the priorities of industrialized
nations, and yet a limited number of projects have shown that these technologies could help
improve health in developing countries. To encourage the successful application of biotechnology to
global health, we carried out a study in which we asked an international group of eminent scientists
with expertise in global health issues to identify the top ten biotechnologies for improving health in
developing countries. The results offer concrete guidance to those in a position to influence the direction
of research and development, and challenge common assumptions about the relevance and affordability
of biotechnology for developing countries.