Biobanks: Patents Or Open Science? (Woodhead Publishing by Antonella De Robbio

By Antonella De Robbio

Biobanks signify a useful examine instrument and, due to their intrinsic and extrinsic nature, can be appeared upon as information or repositories principally made from libraries, or collections of content material the place the content material is the organic fabric derived from assorted members or species, representing invaluable tangible resources. Biobanks analyses facets of the commons and customary highbrow estate in terms of the suggestions of personal estate, not just pertaining to information yet organic fabrics in addition, and the benefits and drawbacks of patents in clinical study. a number of fresh projects in biomedical examine have tried to make their information freely to be had to others, in an effort to foster innovation. lots of those projects have followed the open resource version, which has received common acceptance within the laptop undefined. This identify is dependent into 8 chapters and starts off with an creation, that's via chapters that debate how the time period ‘biobank’ took place in medical literature; criminal issues in relation to biobanks; and highbrow and actual estate. Later chapters comprehensively examine the highbrow estate of biobanks in the sphere of copyright; biotechnological innovations and learn patentability; open facts sharing in biobanks; and biobanks as commons or vault.

  • Considers biobanks as either repositories and as collections of actual assets
  • Argues that the knowledge in biobanks represents a excessive price intangible asset
  • Explores regulatory gaps exploited through the personal sector

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