This report presents the findings of an OECD Workshop held in Berlin to establish the impact of patents and licensing on development and access to genetic technology. Few topics in the life sciences today provoke as much debate as the availability of patent protection on "genetic inventions".
This report is a summary of exchange of ideas held during the Consultation. Specialists exchanged ideas on the desirability of and possible approaches to xenotransplantation-associated infectious disease surveillance, both at country level and internationally.
This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) are considered to be one of the key elements for sustainable international scientific infrastructure, which is necessary to underpin successful delivery of the benefits of biotechnology.
Science and technology improves human health but the pressure for faster and larger improvements is increasing in this area. A fundamental starting point for better understanding the impact of innovation on health is the measurement of research and development.
This working paper summarises the information gathered by the OECD Secretariat as part of its work to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
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This publication provides an introduction for the layman to crop breeding practices and to the wealth of centuries-long knowledge and experience on which today's agriculture depends.
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Following the publication of "Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations" and "Good Developmental Principles for Small-scale Field Research",the OECD Group of National Experts on Safety in Biotechnology further developed safety principles.
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The focus of this report is on the industrial, agricultural and environmental applications of recombinant DNA engineered organisms because rDNA techniques have developed and progressed to the stage of commercialisation during the last fifteen years.