CBD / Nagoya Protocol / ICNP 3
24 February - 28 February 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea


Briefing paper 1, 24 February 2014

Exempra (ixabepilone), a Bristol Myers Squibb drug for breast cancer, is the product of a remarkable soil bacterium from Africa. The drug currently generates about US $120
million in annual sales for Bristol Myers, and both Novartis and Bayer are conducting

Briefing paper 5, 25 February 2014

Sarmentine is a naturally occurring compound found in some species in the genus Piper,
including long pepper (P. longum) and P. sarmentosum, both plants used in food and traditional medicine in a number of Asian countries