Developing an In Vitro Neurotoxicity test: Identifying and Analysing Factors

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dc.contributor.advisor Starr, R en Liu, Cheng-Jen en 2011-12-09T03:13:03Z en 2011 en
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dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the toxicity testing market, identify those key factors which influence the diffusion of an in vitro neurotoxicity test. Living Cell Technologies Ltd is looking to develop and analyse various business models available to LCT to commercialise the in vitro test by employing SWOT analysis tool. Content analysis methodology was utilised in this study. The increasing recognition by pharmaceutical companies in utilising in vitro system in toxicity testing strategies, due to economic, ethical, scientific reasons, is evident. This has created opportunities for LCT and for other companies in this field. Using Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory, the influences of five major attributes of innovations were examined regarding the in vitro neurotoxicity test adoption among pharmaceutical companies. The attributes identified to be more critical to its diffusion were mainly relative advantage, trialability and complexity. A SWOT analysis is conducted to explore the constraints and possibilities of the three main business models -- providing toxicity testing services, supplying in vitro neurotoxicity test assay kit and out-licensing -- available to commercialise the in vitro test method. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99227383514002091 en
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dc.title Developing an In Vitro Neurotoxicity test: Identifying and Analysing Factors en
dc.type Thesis en Bioscience Enterprise en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-09 en

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