Suman Sahai
Gene Campaign

Biotechnology is comprised of a continuum of technologies ranging from long-established and widely applied technologies to more recent recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques. Several of the technologies are reviewed in this paper, along with specific applications in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, The Philippines, and India. I conclude that there is substantial variation among less developed countries (LDCs) in terms of their capacity to develop and use products from biotechnology.

Key words: Biotechnology, recombinant DNA (r-DNA); Asian Pacific countries; LDCs.