Accession Number:

ADA514323

Title:

Biotechnology, Industry Study, Spring 2009

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Under the rubric of biotechnology lies a complex, multi-disciplinary technological effort utilizing living organisms or biological substances to produce value-added products or processes. From the life sciences to many other scientific and engineering fields, biotechnology has grown into green agricultural, red biomedical, and white industrial and environmental applications, leveraging the discovery of DNA molecular structure to create the modern biotechnology industry. The United States enjoys a distinct competitive advantage in both biotechnology research and development and market share. To maintain that position, national policies should facilitate research, foster technological innovation, stimulate education, and promote the economic underpinnings of this industry.

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE