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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.

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Organizations relating to Biotechnology

European Life Sciences Forum / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1999
International Doctors - ILDAV / Milan, Italy / Est. 1987
Latin American Biotechnology and Bioengineering Association / Viña del Mar, Chile / Est. 1974
Swedish Society Against Painful Experiments on Animals / Est. 1882
UNESCO Regional Network for Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology in Southeast Asia / Pathum Thani, Thailand / Est. 1974
European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2005
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe / London, UK / Est. 1997
Novus Sanguis / Paris, France
UNU Programme for Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 1988
International Meeting on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology / Frankfurt-Main, Germany
Biotechnology Innovation Organization / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1993
Asian-Pacific Society of Marine Biotechnology / Taipei, Taiwan / Est. 1995
Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education, India / Haryana, India / Est. 2005
African Network of Research on Storage Insects / Lomé, Togo / Est. 1993
Central American, Caribbean and Mexican Association of Laboratory Animals / Est. 1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
European Association of Pharma Biotechnology / Est. 2000
Inter-Islamic Network on Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1987
European College of Animal Reproduction / Munich, Germany / Est. 1999
International Biometric Society / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1947
International Biometric Industry Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1998
Federation of South American Societies and Associations of Laboratory Animal Science Specialists / Est. 1999
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching / Adelaide, Australia / Est. 1987
Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations / Sendai, Japan / Est. 2003
International Society for Clinical Biostatistics / Est. 1979

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World Problems relating to Biotechnology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hazards of biotechnology
Intrusive animal-rights campaigners
Compulsory use of biometrics

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
Using biotechnology
Developing through international biotechnology
Using biotechnology on an environmentally sound basis

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