publication . Article . 2017

Bionetworking and Strategic Linking between India and Japan: How Clinical Stem Cell Intervention Continues despite New Regulatory Guidelines

Patra, Prasanna Kumar; Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret;
Open Access
  • Published: 29 Jun 2017 Journal: East Asian Science, Technology and Society, volume 11, pages 353-372 (issn: 1875-2160, eissn: 1875-2152, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Based on a case study of a clinical stem cell intervention (CSCI) center in Chennai, India, this article explores distinct entrepreneurial strategies for the promotion of unrecognized clinical stem cell applications in India. It shows that the center—an Indo-Japanese joint-venture—is able to promote the CSCI due to its central position in a network relationship, its possession of specialized skills and knowledge, and its ability to maneuver other actors in the network and to identify and utilize their latent value. We examine the developmental history of the making and remaking of regulation and the shift in the way clinical stem cell application providers funct...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, Stem cell, Social science, Collaborative network, Ambiguity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Possession (law)
Related Organizations
Funded by
EC| BIONETWORKING
Project
BIONETWORKING
Bionetworking in Asia – A social science approach to international collaboration, informal exchanges, and responsible innovation in the life sciences
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283219
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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RCUK| Bionetworking in Asia - International collaboration, exchange, and responsible innovation in the life sciences
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: ES/I018107/1
  • Funding stream: ESRC

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publication . Article . 2017

Bionetworking and Strategic Linking between India and Japan: How Clinical Stem Cell Intervention Continues despite New Regulatory Guidelines

Patra, Prasanna Kumar; Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret;