Biotechnology Forum I : Of Mice and Men: Regulating and Using Patents

This paper summarizes Forum I, the first event in IOG’s Biotechnology and Governance Program. Attended by some 50 senior managers in the federal government, as well as representatives of academe, civil society, media and industry, the session focused on the regulation and use of patents in the context of both higher life forms and the health care system.


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    Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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