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An initiative of EXCEED AMERICAS, with the support of BIO International Convention and the Licensing Executives Society (LES) – Brazil Chapter, the roundtable “Frameworks & Challenges Associated with Bio-Prospecting & Technological Development in the Brazilian Amazon & Similar Regions” was held on June 18, 2012, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The roundtable objectives were:
a. Provide an overview of the genetic & human assets, the ongoing bio-prospecting and technological development in the Brazilian Amazon;
b. Stimulate cross-pollination of best practices in the Amazon and other similar regions;
c. Develop a framework to minimize bio-prospecting challenges;
d. Discuss bio-prospecting as a key strategy towards technological development and the sustainable growth of the global economy.
This document highlights the opportunities and challenges discussed during the roundtable and includes the 15-minute presentation of Prof. Dr. Carlos Gustavo Nunes da Silva, DSc, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of UFAM-Federal University of Amazonas.