Crop Biotech Update

Global Biotech Groups Unite

July 23, 2014

Biotech trade organizations from different continents joined forces to form a council that aims to support international biotech development. The bylaws of the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA) was ratified on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C., during the BIO International Convention. The founding members include Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), EuropaBio, AfricaBio, and other 17 groups. The Council will convene every year during the BIO International Convention.

"The increasingly global biotechnology industry provides breakthrough products and technologies that combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes," said Jim Greenwood, elected chairman of ICBA. "However, the biotechnology sector faces both challenges and opportunities that cross borders. In forming the ICBA, our industry is taking an important step that allows us to better coordinate, organize and face these issues around the world together."

Read more at http://www.europabio.org/press/new-council-international-biotech-associations-formed-group-s-membership-represents-six#sthash.H6f222h3.dpuf.