Biotech innovation is now driving one-third of the world’s economy. It includes such important sectors as pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, bio-fuels, industrial applications, and biodefense. On a social level, the industry strives to solve the world food crisis, eradicate disease, bring healthcare to developing countries, address global warming, and enable sustainability for the planet – yet, the
challenges are many. They include conflicting national laws on intellectual property, the protection and handling of individual genetic information, and an ever-emergent array of ethical considerations regarding new technologies and the information they create.
Local, National & Global Biotechnology (LNGB) is the first of a three-course sequence in the School of Business and Professional Studies at USF, open to any graduate student at the university. It may also be taken as a single course, and once completed, either or both the other courses in the sequence may be