Executive Order for Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation

Sep 12, 2022

President Biden has made an Executive Order to advance “biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovation for a sustainable, safe, and secure American bioeconomy”, including in relation to “health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.”  The Order states that it is the policy of the Biden Administration to, amongst other things: “(a) bolster Federal investment in key research and development areas of biotechnology and biomanufacturing; (b) foster a biological data ecosystem that advances biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovation; and (c) improve and expand domestic biomanufacturing production capacity and processes, while also increasing piloting and prototyping efforts to accelerate the translation of basic research results into practice.”  The Order provides details of how the policy objectives will be achieved and the timescales involved.

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