Regulations in Biotechnology: Administrative Handling and Scientific Content

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  • Othmar Käppeli Agency for Biosafety Research and Assessment of Technology Impacts of the Swiss Priority Programme Biotechnology, BATS, Clarastrasse 13, CH-4058 Basel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.1999.547

Abstract

The administrative handling of regulatory oversight procedures differs from country to country, whereas the scientific data required for the safety assurance are similiar in most instances. Safety issues for contained biotechnology applications are mainly a matter between industry and the government agencies involved. Deliberate release of transgenic organisms and the market introduction of transgenic food, however, produce much public debate. It is assumed that shortcomings related to risk-assessment methodology as, e.g., the lack of accepted protection goals and the continuing discussions about the validity of comparative risk assessment may be reasons for the current situation.

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Published

1999-11-24

How to Cite

[1]
O. Käppeli, Chimia 1999, 53, 547, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.1999.547.

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Scientific Articles