oa CSIR Science Scope - Building the biotechnology industry : an introduction : product and process innovation

Volume 2, Issue 1
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South Africa's National Biotechnology Strategy clearly agrees with the National System of Innovation: innovation is imperative to effect growth. The Department of Science and Technology is the key driver of this strategy, and has secured a significant and growing investment in biotechnology. Biotechnology holds significant promise for South Africa and while this investment is beginning to bear fruit with the creation of new biotechnology SMEs, the sector remains small.

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