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U.S. to Advance President Biden’s National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

The White House is hosting a Summit on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing led by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Dr. Alondra Nelson.

According to The White House, together, they will lift up the following key steps—with funding of more than $2 billion—to advance President Biden’s Executive Order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative to lower prices, create good jobs, strengthen supply chains, improve health outcomes, and reduce carbon emissions. U.S. departments and agencies will:

  • Leverage biotechnology for strengthened supply chains
  • Expand domestic biomanufacturing
  • Foster innovation across the United States
  • Bring bio-products to market
  • Train the next-generation of biotechnologists
  • Drive regulatory innovation to increase access to products of biotechnology
  • Advance measurements and standards for the bioeconomy
  • Reduce risk through investing in biosecurity innovations
  • Facilitate data sharing to advance the bioeconomy

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