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Editor-in-Chief,   Anatole Krattiger

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SATYANARAYANA, Kanikaram Photograph Kanikaram Satyanarayana holds a doctorate degree in biosciences. After a brief postdoctoral stint, he joined the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in New Delhi. In 1980, he moved to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). He is involved in science and technology policy and evaluation, and is Chief of the Intellectual Property Rights Unit. For over twenty years, he has worked extensively in the areas of science and technology evaluation and science policy issues; he was instrumental in the formulation of Indian national policies in these areas.

In 1996, Dr. Satyanarayana published the first guidelines for promoting industry-academia partnerships in medical research in Contract Research, Consultancy and Technology Transfer policy of the ICMR. These guidelines are currently being revised to be in agreement with the new WTO and IPR regimes. He has organized several training workshops on WTO and IP rights issues for the benefit of scientists at ICMR institutes, medical colleges, and other institutes. Some of these training workshops were conducted with international funding (WHO). He set up the Intellectual Property Rights Unit at the ICMR in 1999 and brought out the Intellectual Property Rights Policy of ICMR in 2002. He is a member of several national committees on intellectual property and has participated in several national and international conferences on such topics as globalization, the impact of TRIPS on public health, access to health care in developing countries, and so on. An active researcher, he has obtained competitive grants from various agencies in India and the World Health Organization. He has also published several papers in national and international journals. He is closely associated with the U.K.-based Centre for the Management of intellectual property in Health R&D (MIHR) and has contributed to their Manual for Technology Transfer Managers. Currently, he is the only member of the International Editorial Board of the second edition of this Handbook who is from a developing country. He is a founder and Secretary of the Society for Technology Management, India, and is currently a Senior Deputy Director-General and Chief of the Intellectual Property Rights Unit at the ICMR.

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Show AbstractAbstract Current IP Management Issues for Health and Agriculture in India

Show AbstractAbstract Developing Countries and TRIPS: What Next?

Show AbstractAbstract In-Licensing Strategies by Public-Sector Institutions in Developing Countries

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