Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

30 years of biotechnology in Europe

A new paper in New Biotechnology (the official journal of the European Federation of Biotechnology) examines the unique set of circumstances that gave rise to the first biotechnology programs in Europe, some of their biggest achievements, and what the future holds. The paper is called “Thirty years of European biotechnology programs: from biomolecular engineering to the bioeconomy.”For the authors — Dr. Alfredo Aguilar, Dr. Etienne Magnien and Dr. Daniel Thomas — it was a collision of scientific discovery and a fluctuating political landscape that allowed the first programs to take shape.

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