This is a unique data source describing emerging biotechnology trends in developing countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. It includes information on government policy and legislation, biotechnology programs, research centers, universities, private companies, and national societies and organizations in each country. The first section consists of individual country profiles, describing national policy, funding, and biotechnology research initiatives particular to that country. The second section is a directory of names and addresses of selected research institutes, and details on their research activities, facilities, and collaborative projects, provided by internal contacts. The final section of the book consists of overview articles, describing international initiatives in different areas of biotechnology, such as agri-food, health, and the environment. This book is of special interest to those countries which are relatively new to the biotechnology field, and to those wanting to learn about these newly created biotechnology initiatives.K G Skryabin is the author of 'Biotechnology in the Developing World and Countries in Economic Transition' with ISBN 9780851993317 and ISBN 0851993311.