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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10074,
  title    = {Technological Forecasting on Phytotherapics Development in Brazil},
  author    = {Simões and  Evelyne Rolim Braun and  Marques and  Lana Grasiela Alves and  Soares and  Bruno Marques Pinheiro and  Daniel Pascoalino and  Santos and  Maria Rita Morais Chaves and  Pessoa and  Claudia},
  country   = {Brazil},
  institution={Universidade Federal do Ceará},
  abstract  = {The prospective analysis is presented as an important tool to identify the most relevant opportunities and needs in research and development from planned interventions in innovation systems. This study chose Phyllanthus niruri, known as "stone break" to describe the knowledge about the specie, by using biotechnological forecasting through the software Vantage Point. It can be seen a considerable increase in studies on Phyllanthus niruri in recent years and that there are patents about this plant since twenty-five years ago. India was the country that most carried out research on the specie, showing interest, mainly in studies of hepatoprotection, antioxidant and anti-cancer activities. Brazil is in the second place, with special interest for anti-tumor studies. Given the identification of the Brazilian groups that exploit the species it is possible to mediate partnerships and cooperation aiming to help on the implementing of the Program of Herbal medicines (phytotherapics) in Brazil.
    journal   = {International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering},  volume    = {6},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2012},
  pages     = {286 - 290},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10074},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=67},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 67, 2012},