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Web Resources

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Conferences and Meetings

BayBio — Northern California’s Life Science Association
Dedicated to maintaining northern California’s leadership in biotechnology and the biosciences.
WWW Virtual Library: Biotechnology
A list of Internet resources related to biotechnology. Includes Directory of Biotechnology Meetings and Seminars
EVENTLINE in Academic Universe
EventLine covers information on past, present, and future conferences, exhibits, trade fairs, symposia, and major sporting events worldwide, with an emphasis on business, biomedicine, chemistry and technology. Sources include announcements, press releases, scientific and medical journals, and direct mailings. Meeting titles, locations, dates, organizers, and more than 700 subject classifications are searchable. Access Limited to Stanford students, faculty, and staff.
Webpages of Scholarly Societies
Provides access (by name and subject) to the home pages of more than 1200 scholarly societies worldwide. Provided by the University of Waterloo Library. Scholarly Societies – Meeting/Conference Announcements

Books and Reports

BioTech Life Science Dictionary
California State Controller’s Quarterly Report
Notes: Selected reports include information about the biotechnology industry in California (e.g. July 1995, August 1998)
Ernst & Young Global Biotechnology Report
National Plant Genome Initiative
Provider: National Science and Technology Council. Committee on Science. Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes
Principles of Biotechnology
Notes: A primer on biotechnology for those who are new to the field. This document was written by David F. Betsch, Ph.D. of Biotechnology Training Programs, Inc. and edited by Glenda D. Webber of the Iowa State University Office of Biotechnology. Part of the Biotechnology Information Series (Bio-1). Provider: USDA.
Selected Encyclopedias and Major Reference Works in Biotechnology


Biotechnology Industry Organization
This is the largest trade organization to serve and represent the emerging biotechnology industry in the United States and around the globe.
Chemical Engineering Faculty Directory
International directory that can be searched by faculty name and is browsable by geographic location/institution. Provider: University of Texas.
ChemScope Directory
Includes biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device news, an online store for the life sciences, services, and classified ads. Updated daily on business days. Provider: The ChemScope Corporation, Palo Alto, CA.
Community of Science Web Server
This World Wide Web server contains information about scientists and the funding of science. The Community of Science is a global registry of scientists designed to provide accurate, thorough, timely, and easy-to-access information about who is working on what subject, and where.
Stanford NIH Graduate Training Program in Biotechnology
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Includes The CDER Handbook which covers new drug development and review, and post drug approval process.
University of California Research: Biotechnology and Genomics


Online Genetics Education Resources
Provider: National Institute of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute.
Patent Databases
Web of Science (SciSearch). Limited to Stanford users.

Guides and Collections

Access to information on genetic engineering, in vitro culture, biosafety, intellectual property rights and other key issues in agricultural biotechnology.
Bay Area Bioscience Center
Notes: dedicated to maintaining northern California's leadership in biotechnology and the biosciences. Provider: Bay Area Bioscience Center Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical News, Jobs, Software, Protocols, and Events
Biospace: The Essential Resource for Today’s Bioscience Leaders
This site was created to help foster a worldwide community of shared interests within the biotech industry. Includes news, jobs, companies profiles and news, industry events, resources and more.
BioTech: Life Sciences Resources and Reference Tools
BioTech is a hybrid biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool on the World Wide Web. BioTech is intended to be a learning tool that will attract students and enrich the public’s knowledge of biology issues in the world today. At the same time, BioTech is also a research tool for those already involved in the broad subject of biology. By providing information about resources, as well as avenues for further exploration, we intend to open the doors of biology resources to post-secondary students, researchers, and faculty.
Biotechnology Industry Organization
This is the largest trade organization to serve and represent the emerging biotechnology industry in the United States and around the globe.
BioTrack Online — The Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
BioTrack Online, the Web site of OECD’s Programme on the Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, was created in 1995, as a pioneer site at the OECD. BioTrack Online aims, not only to help Member country governments and industries with biotechnology product notifications/assessments, but also to make the information, developed by the Expert Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, accessible to all who need it, including non-OECD countries that might find it useful. Provider: OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).
What is a Chemical Engineer?
Information Systems for Biotechnology: Agbiotech Online
Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) provides information resources to support the environmentally responsible use of agricultural biotechnology products. Here you will find documents and searchable databases pertaining to the development, testing and regulatory review of genetically modified plants, animals and microorganisms within the U.S.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
This site contains web versions of nomenclature documents produced by IUPAC.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
NIST Virtual Library
See subject guide on biotechnology.
SciWeb-The Life Science Home Page
United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Homepage
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Biotechnology
WWW Virtual Library: Biotechnology
An excellent list of Internet resources related to biotechnology.


The CDER Handbook
Includes new drug development and review, and post drug approval process.
Biotechnology Inspection Guide: Reference Materials and Training Aids, November 1991.
Production systems may include animals, cell clones (e.g. hybridomas), mammalian and insect cell cultures, yeast, and bacteria or combinations of these systems. The starting material for manufacturing BDP includes the bacterial, yeast, insect, or mammalia.
NIST ChemWeb:A Gateway to the data collection at NIST


Nature Biotechnology Magazine
Genetic Engineering News
The Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Libraries and the Falconer Biology Libraries have subscriptions to the printed version of this title.

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