Regulatory burden and the case of technology diffusion to developing countries

Dr. David Castle*,** Canada Research Chair in Science and Society, University of Ottawa and Diefenbaker Policy Fellow, University of Saskatchewan* gives a talk at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada

– explore technology diffusion in a systems context to identify bottlenecks in the regulatory process
– case study: introducing Hep B vaccine to mitigate the infectious disease burden in the developing world
– not a lot of innovative vaccines being introduced right now and they are expensive!
– huge vaccine funding gap
– modelling the problem, developing solutions!