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Applications of biotechnology range from advanced medicines to and improvements in agriculture and biofuels, and extend further to exotic industrial materials and processes.
The breadth of biotechnology applications means that its appeal is not limited by industrial strength, location, or other factors; most every country can benefit from biotechnology in many ways.
The scope of biotechnology is broad and impacts economies, policies, and people globally.
Beyond simple development of useful new products, biotechnology can also impact quality of life and benefit foreign trade, meaning that biotechnology can influence both domestic and foreign policy decisions.
The chart below shows a distillation of the Scientific American WorldView Scorecard which was developed by DrugPatentWatch publisher Dr. Yali Friedman in 2009 and has been updated since. Hopefully you will find this global comparison insightful and thought-provoking.
To take a deeper look at the rankings and the factors behind them, visit the Global Biotechnology Homepage, or the following country pages: