Jan. 14 Report Release: Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy — economic activity driven by research and innovation in the life sciences — is a major driver of scientific discoveries, spanning fields from agriculture to pharmaceuticals. Safeguarding the Bioeconomy, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, examines challenges facing the bioeconomy, such as global competition and gaps in data policy. The report also recommends steps the U.S. should take to sustain a strong bioeconomy while protecting technologies, data, and other intellectual property.

Members of the committee that authored the report will present its findings and recommendations and answer questions during a public briefing starting at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

-- Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Jr, executive director and CEO, American Chemical Society
-- Dr. Mary E. Maxon, associate laboratory director for biosciences, Berkeley National Lab
-- Dr. Jeffrey Furman, associate professor of strategy and innovation, Boston University
-- Dr. Diane DiEuliis, senior research fellow, National Defense University

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. EST
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Lecture Room
Washington, D.C.

Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 12 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 13. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Reporters who wish to obtain copies should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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