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Commercial Applicability of Cell Microancapsulation: A Review of Intellectual Property Rights

  • Stephan M. Meier
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 670)

Abstract

Maturity and applicability of a distinct field of science can be estimated, using a review of current filing statistics of patent applications. Therefore, hereby a search based on international classifications has been directed to the world intellectual property organization (WIPO) to determine the amount and content of patent applications related to the field of cell microencapsulation. The search was evaluated with regard to the distinct indications envisaged and an evaluation of possible technology gaps for fostering further progress was conducted.

Keywords

Intellectual Property Patent Application International Patent World Intellectual Property Organization Patent Literature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan M. Meier
    • 1
  1. 1.DüsseldorfGermany

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