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Title:Broader Spectrum: A History of Antibiotic R&D
Author(s):Quinn, Roswell
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Paula Treichler
Department / Program:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Intellectual Property
Abstract:Information and biological production, therefore, have been related activities for decades and must be analyzed in tandem, requiring a more complex analysis then the dominant proposals to foster antibiotic R&D consider. Employing archival research in conjunction with multiple theoretical disciplines within the field of communications research, this study documents the cultural, economic, political, and informational conditions that have shaped antibiotic R&D over the last sixty years. This historical examination delineates three important social aspects of the life sciences, each important to creating effective responses to the current antibiotic crisis: the life sciences mobilize informational and biological resources, fostering both their commodification and related intellectual property enforcement; they serve as a powerful symbolic tool to create, convey, and reinforce social agendas; and resulting industries most often use novel scientific information as a blueprint for standardizing corporate operations rather than a point of departure for future innovation.
Issue Date:2009
Description:340 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392440
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2009

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