REACH Registration for Graphene and Graphene Oxide achieved by the Graphene REACH Registration Consortium

REACH Registration for Graphene and Graphene Oxide achieved by the Graphene REACH Registration Consortium

The Graphene REACH Registration Consortium, which includes companies such as The Sixth Element Material Technology and Applied Graphene Materials, have registered graphene (CAS 1034343-98-0) and graphene oxide through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), allowing for sales up to 10 tons per annum in the European Market.

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EU gene editing ruling hampers agricultural research and development

EU gene editing ruling hampers agricultural research and development

The top court in the European Union recently ruled that gene editing techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9 are subject to the EU GMO Directive, bringing researchers extensive obligations that will likely slow research in innovative crop breeding.

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FDA releases its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

FDA releases its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan, which provides an overview of FDA’s efforts to develop a comprehensive policy framework for the oversight of animal biotechnology products, including food and drug products derived from intentionally genetically altered animals and plants.

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2018 National Biodefence Strategy

2018 National Biodefence Strategy

The 2018 National Biodefence Strategy was released in September 2018 to put in place a single coordinated effort across the U.S. government to addresses biological threats, including those that are naturally occurring (such as infectious diseases), deliberate (such as biological weapons), or accidental (such as failure of biocontainment).

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