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Biotechnology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Description

Biotechnology is the broad area of biology involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of molecular biology, bio-engineering, biomedical engineering, biomanufacturing, molecular engineering, etc.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Biotechnology

European Life Sciences Forum / Est. 1999
International Doctors - ILDAV / Est. 1987
Latin American Biotechnology and Bioengineering Association / Est. 1974
Swedish Society Against Painful Experiments on Animals / Est. 1882
ORBIT Association / Est. 1999
UNESCO Regional Network for Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology in Southeast Asia / Est. 1974
International Centre of Medicine Biotechnology, Moscow
European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing / Est. 2005
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe / Est. 1997
INCLEN Africa
Vézelay Group / Est. 1987
International Biotechnology Forum
International Institute of Biotechnology / Est. 1983
Contribution des biotechnologies à l'amélioration des cultures et des produits du manioc pour l'Afrique
Novus Sanguis
European Centre for the Education, Training and Research in the Health Sciences and Biotechnologies, Milan
European Biotechnology Coordination Group
UNU Programme for Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean / Est. 1988
International Meeting on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Biosciences Information Network for Latin America and the Caribbean / Est. 1987
Biotechnology Innovation Organization / Est. 1993
Asian-Pacific Society of Marine Biotechnology / Est. 1995
Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education, India / Est. 2005
Inter-Agency Network for Safety in Biotechnology / Est. 1999
African Agency for Biotechnology

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World Problems relating to Biotechnology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hazards of biotechnology
Cruel treatment of animals for research
Intrusive animal-rights campaigners

Action Strategies relating to Biotechnology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Advancing biotechnology
Increasing institutional capability of developing countries on biotechnology safety
Cooperating internationally on biotechnology safety
Using animals for research
Resisting animal testing
Reducing uncertainties in animal experimentation
Providing public information on effects of biotechnology
Developing agricultural biotechnology
Developing guidelines on safety procedures for biotechnology
Using biotechnology in forest conservation
Applying ethical considerations during biotechnology transfer
Improving capability for environmentally sound use of biotechnology in developing countries
Using biotechnology to improve human health
Increasing developing countries' ability to participate in biotechnology production
Creating awareness of the benefits and risks of biotechnology
Identifying biotechnology needs
Strengthening capabilities for biotechnology research and application
Assessing existing biotechnology programmes and priority needs of developing countries
Increasing availability from biotechnology of materials for improving health
Establishing quality standards for biotechnology applications
Providing public information on benefits and risks of biotechnology
Exchanging information on safe handling and risk management for biotechnology
Developing through international biotechnology
Using biotechnology on an environmentally sound basis
Improving international cooperation on the transfer of biotechnology

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