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European Biotechnology Industry Will Deliver on Responsible Innovation

December 23, 2010

Regulators, CEOs, VCs, stakeholders, industry representatives, and journalists from across Europe gathered on 9 December 2010 to discuss "the role of biotechnology in contributing to the creation of Europe's Innovation Union". Speakers from various industries shared their insights on how biotechnology is increasing employment opportunities, at the same time improving lives and building a healthier society. Aside from these, they also outlined other benefits of biotechnology in combating climate change and food shortage.

Through a video address, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stressed that "efforts by industry must be underpinned by a predictable regulatory environment and legal certainty for operators" in the context that "the European biotechnology industry has been a leader worldwide, from its research and development capacity to its success in diffusing these innovations globally."

Read the rest of the story at http://pr.euractiv.com/press-release/europabio-event-european-biotechnology-industry-will-deliver-responsible-innovation-16 and watch the video address of Pres. Barroso at http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/video_prod_en.cfm?type=details&prodid=18856&src=1.