Kameda de Carvalho Koichi
Lawyer, PhD student in Socioloy, EHESS
Postgraduate program: Health, Population and Social Policies
Research grant from the National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS / Inserm) and a fourth year contract of Sidaction
Thesis defended on 17 december 2019: Testing the Nation: healthcare policy and innovation in diagnostics for infectious diseases in Brazil
In vitro diagnostics (IVD) is a segment of the health biotechnology industry for which the major players are situated in developed countries. At the same time, the contemporary landscape has compelled multinational companies to transform their business models and non-Western countries to become both new markets and places where new knowledge and technology can be produced. Not only is Brazil an important market for healthcare products, but it also has a long- standing history of producing pharmaceutical and biological innovations. It is in this context that Brazilian actors have engaged in the manufacturing of IVD for infectious diseases. These initiatives articulate public health and industrial economy policies, a preferred approach of the new developmentalism (neo-desenvolvimentismo) that prevailed in the country from 2003 to 2016. This thesis aims to shed light on how these actors organize IVD production and innovation in such a changing world, and at the crossroads of public health, technological autonomy and the national economy in Brazil. The research draws on fieldwork conducted between 2014 and 2017, which involved internships in two biotechnology laboratories linked to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, and on interviews with the various actors involved in the initiatives to produce national diagnostic tests.
Recent publication & CV
- Kameda, Koichi; Corrêa, Marilena; Cassier, Maurice. The introduction of nucleic acid tests (NAT) for blood screening in the Brazilian public healthcare system: negotiating and assembling technologies for the nationalization of ‘NAT brasileiro’. Palgrave Ed., 2018. [Fourthcoming]
- Kameda, Koichi. Needs-driven versus market-driven pharmaceutical innovation: the consortium for the development of a new medicine against malaria in Brazil. Developing World Bioethics, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2014.
- Kameda, Koichi. Pazzelo, Magaly. E-saúde e desafios à proteção da privacidade no Brasil. In: Temas em Saúde Coletiva, Instituto de Saúde, São Paulo, Brasil, 2015. Available at http://www.saude.sp.gov.br/resources/instituto-de-saude/homepage/temas-saude- coletiva/pdfs/14470instsaude.pdf