The Business at OECD Biotechnology Expert Group contributes to the wide range of OECD biotechnology–related projects, including industrial biotechnology, human health–related biotechnology, the harmonization of regulatory oversight for the products of modern biotechnology, and international harmonization in the safety assessments of novel foods and feeds. A major focus for the coming years will be on how biotechnology can contribute to addressing global challenges including health and green growth.
Business Engagement At OECD
Biotechnology continues to expand in various economic sectors and shows great potential, in particular in health and bio–economy. The OECD analyzes policies to encourage innovation in biotechnology, while also addressing biosafety and food safety issues and fostering mutual understanding of regulations. Through the Biotechnology Expert Group, business contributes to both technical and strategic discussions on the various applications of biotechnology.
The Biotechnology Expert Group contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
- OECD Working Group on the Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
- OECD Task Force on Novel Foods and Feeds
- OECD Working Party on Bio–, Nano–, and Converging Technologies