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bi·o·pros·pect·ing

 (bī′ō-prŏs′pĕk-tĭng)
n.
The attempt to discover in living organisms biochemicals or genetic sequences that have medical, agricultural, or industrial value.

bi′o·pros′pec·tor n.

bioprospecting

(ˌbaɪəʊˈprɒspɛktɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) searching for plant or animal species for use as a source of commercially exploitable products, such as medicinal drugs
Translations

bioprospecting

[ˌbaɪəprəsˈpektɪŋ]
A. Nbioprospección f
B. ADJ [company] → bioprospector
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Those parts of the genetic information that turn out to be valuable (that have ex post value) will generally end up as public information controlled by the bioprospector (through the patent system, for example).
Finalmente, situemonos en el espacio de percepcion de un activista del movimiento social de comunidades negras que ha surgido en esta region como resultado de muchos cambios ocurridos, incluyendo el advenimiento capitalista, cambio planificador del desarrollo y el bioprospector.
He is an early bioprospector, surveying what kinds of microbial Trojan horses exist in the ocean and investigating various biochemical strategies pathogens may be using to survive.
One bioprospector has turned the quest for the ultimate blueberry into a personal crusade.
Las bases de datos pueden ser un instrumento para evitar patentes que no cumplan el requisito de novedad, pero al mismo tiempo pueden simplemente permitirle al bioprospector reducir los costos asociados con la busqueda de informacion sobre biodiversidad y conocimientos tradicionales.
Ahora mas, en el acuerdo de entendimiento, no se hace ninguna alusion a la obligacion del bioprospector de realizar suficientes consultas con las propias organizaciones de indigenas y agricultores, para evitar la biopirateria.
El bioprospector no aparece como el socio, sino como el sospechoso, aunque como cualquier socio requiere que sus actuaciones sean regidas por apropiados mecanismos legales y contractuales.
Patenting life forms, however, is a relatively new phenomenon that is controversial because it appears to serve bioprospector and corporate interests at the expense of the original innovators and those that developed the knowledge.
36) Bioprospectors utilize biological resources as the basis for extracting, isolating, and purifying patentable genetic products.
Some botanists and bioprospectors might have given money to local farmers for local plants in recognition of private property boundaries, but once the plant was obtained, its DNA was considered available for private use.
Such a discriminatory policy might violate Article 15(2) of the CBD, which requires nations housing GR to facilitate GR access for foreign bioprospectors.
Largely ignored by modern bioprospectors, biotechnology firms, and pharmaceutical research teams alike, the ocean is now becoming the new treasure chest for drug discovery.