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  • 11-March-2010

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    OECD Workshop on Outlook on Industrial Biotechnology

    Workshop discussions were structured around a set of issues papers – one for each of the sessions. The workshop was set up as a working roundtable discussion. 50 participants familiar with data sources for industrial biotechnology attended the workshop.

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  • 7-December-2009

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    Guidelines for a Harmonised Statistical Approach to Biotechnology Research and Development in the Government and Higher Education Sectors

    The aim of these guidelines is to propose a harmonised approach for the collection and analysis of biotechnology research and development (R&D) statistics in the government and higher education sectors.

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  • 17-November-2009

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    Pharmacogenetics: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Innovation

    This book reviews how the emergence of pharmacogenetics will impact the efficiency of pharmaceutical R&D and improve healthcare decision making and clinical care. It discusses what policies need to change in order for the public to reap the benefits from advances in diagnostic genetic testin

  • 12-November-2009

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    Guidelines for Human Biobanks and Genetic Research Databases (HBGRDs)

    The ability to effectively use these vast amounts of knowledge will depend in part on the bringing together of different strands of information, data and biological materials within human biobanks and genetic research databases (HBGRDs).

  • 7-August-2009

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    OECD Workshop on Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products - Agenda and Presentations

    The workshop discussed existing sector, national, or international approaches for assessment of sustainability of bio-based products, such as bio-based chemicals, bio-based plastics, enzymes, bio-based materials, and biofuels.

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  • 9-July-2009

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    Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic biology is a transformative set of technologies which offer great opportunities for the construction of bioengineered parts, devices and microorganisms.

  • 26-June-2009

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    OECD Workshop on Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products - Montreal, Canada - 23-24 July 2009

    An OECD workshop hosted by Canada will be held on July 23-24, 2009 in Montréal, Québec immediately after the 6th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-processing to discuss progress over the past 5 years in the methodologies used for sustainability assessment of bio-based products.

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  • 25-May-2009

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    OECD Biotechnology Statistics 2009

    The 2009 edition brings together the latest available economic and activity data on biotechnology and innovation for 22 OECD members and four non-member countries. It builds on the extensive work of the OECD and national experts to improve the comparability of biotechnology statistics.

  • 30-October-2008

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    OECD Expert Workshop on Policy Issues for the Development and Use of Biomarkers in Health, 6-7 October 2008

    The impact of biotechnologies on medical research is intensifying. Because of new highly performing technologies, we are better able to understand and explore disease and drug mechanisms, which in turn could lead to major changes in the approach of patient care.

  • 22-October-2008

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    Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation

    In November 2007 the Working Party on Biotechnology established a new Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation. The Task Force was asked to develop a Synthesis Report of the main policy messages that emerged from OECD work related to innovation and health.

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