22 Mar White House: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Bold Goals and Priorities to Advance American Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new bold goals and priorities that will catalyze action inside and outside of government to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
In September, President Biden signed an Executive Order (E.O.) to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovation for a sustainable, safe, and secure American bioeconomy. Today’s announcements in response to the President’s E.O. will help strengthen America’s bioeconomy, rebuild our supply chains here at home, and support the nation’s innovation ecosystem. They will also help ensure we can make in the United States all that we invent in the United States.
Biomanufacturing – or the use of biological systems to produce goods and services at commercial scale – has the potential to drive new sustainable alternatives across industries, including plastics, fuels, and medicines. These innovations can unlock new solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.
Today’s announcements include:
Harnessing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Research and Development (R&D) to Further Societal Goals: Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is releasing a new report outlining a vision for what is possible with the power of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, and R&D needs to achieve this ambitious vision.