UK government sets out new and ambitious R&D Roadmap to attract global talent

Government to ensure UK is the best place in the world for scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs with new and ambitious R&D Roadmap Roadmap sets out vision to attract global talent, cut unnecessary bureaucracy and cement the UK as a world-leading science superpower significant £300 million government investment will upgrade scientific infrastructure across the UK new Office for Talent set up to make it easier for leading global scientists, researchers and innovators to come to the … Read More

Tobacco Company working on potential COVID-19 vaccine

01 April 2020 Potential vaccine in development for COVID-19 using new, fast-growing tobacco plant technology – pre-clinical testing under way Tobacco plants offer the potential for faster and safer vaccine development compared to conventional methods Potential to manufacture 1-3 million doses of vaccine per week BAT’s US bio-tech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and is now in pre-clinical testing. If testing goes well, BAT is hopeful that, with the … Read More

USDA SECURE Rule Paves Way for Agricultural Innovation

(Washington, D.C., May 14, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule updating and modernizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act. The Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient (SECURE) rule will bring USDA’s plant biotechnology regulations into the 21st century by removing duplicative and antiquated processes in order to facilitate the development and availability of these technologies through a transparent, consistent, science-based, and risk-proportionate regulatory … Read More