Knowledge Management and Analysis of Scientific Biotechnology Trends in Venezuela


  • Maria Fatima Ebole Santana Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Rosalba Gómez Martínez Universidad Experimental Francisco de Miranda (UNEFM)
  • Nei Pereira Jr. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Adelaide Maria Souza Antunes Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). National IInstitute of Industrial Property (INPI)



Biotechnology, Knowledge Management, Technological Networks, Scientific Capabilities, Venezuela


This paper presents a study on knowledge management and analysis of scientific Biotechnology trends in Venezuela, providing an overview of the science profile as well as regional development and its relation to issues of topics covered by Biotechnology based on the analysis of scientific publications for the period of 1995 to 2010. The survey was accomplished in database ISI/Web of Science using 60 terms selected by experts in Biotechnology and 803 register has been organized. Scientific indicators were produced using data/ text mining tools. It was possible to find a greater number of scientific publications in areas such as Ecology and Health, showing a greater frequency in these terms: DNA, PCR and Biodiversity. Results pointed out The United States of America as the main foreign partner-country of scientific publications followed by Spain and France. It was possible to verify cooperation network with others Latin American countries: Brazil, Colombia and Chile.


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Author Biographies

Maria Fatima Ebole Santana, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Bioprocess Development Laboratories (Ladebio). Biochemistry and Bioprocess Department. School of Chemistry.

Nei Pereira Jr., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Bioprocess Development Laboratories. Biochemistry and Bioprocess Department. School of Chemistry.

Adelaide Maria Souza Antunes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). National IInstitute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Information System on the Chemical Industry (SIQUIM). Organic Chemistry Department. School of Chemistry.


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How to Cite

Santana, M. F. E., Martínez, R. G., Pereira Jr., N., & Antunes, A. M. S. (2012). Knowledge Management and Analysis of Scientific Biotechnology Trends in Venezuela. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(1), 144–158.



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