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dc.creatorPersson, Andersen
dc.creatorHemlin, Svenen
dc.creatorWelin, Stellanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:21:01Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:21:01Zen
dc.date.created2007-12en
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHealth Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy 2007 December; 15(4): 291-304en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/511803en
dc.description.abstractIn this article two inter-related issues concerning the ongoing commercialisation of biomedical research are analyzed. One aim is to explain how scientists and clinicians at Swedish public institutions can make profits, both commercially and scientifically, by controlling rare human biological material, like embryos and embryonic stem cell lines. This control in no way presupposes legal ownership or other property rights as an initial condition. We show how ethically sensitive material (embryos and stem cell lines) have been used in Sweden as a foundation for a commercial stem cell enterprise--despite all official Swedish strictures against commercialisation in this area. We also show how political decisions may amplify the value of controlling this kind of biological material. Another aim of the article is to analyze and discuss the meaning of this kind of academic commercial enterprise in a wider context of research funding strategies. A conclusion that is drawn is that the academic turn to commercial funding sources is dependent on the decline of public funding.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source310860en
dc.subjectBiomedical Researchen
dc.subjectCell Linesen
dc.subjectEmbryosen
dc.subjectOwnershipen
dc.subjectProperty Rightsen
dc.subjectPropertyen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subject.classificationSocial Control of Science and Technologyen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationScientific Research Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Embryos and Fetusesen
dc.titleProfitable exchanges for scientists: the case of Swedish human embryonic stem cell researchen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
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