Biotechnology policies


  • Biotechnology, innovation and health

    The OECD is looking into how to encourage and foster innovation which addresses health needs and priorities, maximises access to the benefits, and manages the challenges and risks in a way that is beneficial both to innovators and health systems.

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  • Bio-based economy

    The focus at the OECD on industrial biotechnology is to identify the potential contribution of biotechnology to sustainable growth and development, and identify and appraise policy options for supply and demand side interventions that can drive efficient transition towards bio-based economy.

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  • Biological resource centres

    Biological resource centres (BRCs) are considered to be one of the key elements for sustainable international scientific infrastructure, which is necessary to underpin successful delivery of the benefits of biotechnology.

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