Blue Biotechnology

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Blue Biotechnology

Series Title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 5
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Size: 253mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-152-1
Pages: 54

This fifth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Blue Biotechnology, provides a high-level assessment of the opportunities available for economic diversification through the development of a blue biotechnology sector in SIDS for food, health products and pharmaceuticals. It examines relevant examples from around the world, and outlines specific enabling conditions that could assist in moving such a blue biotechnology sector towards becoming an economic reality where opportunities exist.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

1 Introduction
1.1 Developing a blue economy
1.2 Blue biotechnology

2. Blue Biotechnology: A Rapidly Developing and Evolving Sector of the Blue Economy
2.1 Blue biotechnology assets
2.2 Bioprospecting and blue biotechnology beyond pharma

3 Options and Technologies for Blue Biotechnology
3.1 Blue biotechnology: opportunities across the value pyramid
3.2 Fucodian: An example of commercial potential

4 Enabling Conditions
4.1 Ownership of biological resources
4.2 Bioprospecting options
4.3 Facilitation of research and entrepreneurship
4.4 Developing a centralised biological resource centre
4.5 The SIDS’ brand

5 Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Conclusions
5.2 Recommendations for fostering the development of blue biotechnology
5.3 Blue economy implementation