Czech/SlovakiaCzech RepublicSlovakia

Scientists table GMO opinion

19.07.2009

Ceské Budejovice - The scientists from the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science who coordinated the EU project MOBITAG have tabled a report on their attitudes towards political interference in the EU’s GMO authorisation process, and have formulated six recommendations to European policymakers. “Many European scientists are disturbed by the fact that political factors and ideology prevent unbiased assessment of GM technology in some EU countries, with a negative effect on the whole Community,” said the head of the report, Professor František Sehnal. In response, the group recommends the following
1. Decisions concerning genetic modifications should not contradict scientific evidence.
2. Breeding techniques, including GM, should be evaluated in respect to the outcome rather than the process itself.
3. Precautionary principle should be

replaced by risk/benefit assessment applied to all innovations in agriculture.
4. Risk assessments should always include the benefits and comparison of parallel technologies with all their components
5. Economic assessment should also be done by comparison with parallel technologies.
6. If member states are allowed to ban technology permitted in the EU, they should also be allowed to use a technology that has not yet been approved by the EU.

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07.03.2012

The Czech government has beefed up its investments in biotech with the help of EU structural funds. In February, the country’s Education Minister Josef Dobes gave the go-ahead for the Biocev centre in Vestec near Prague. Although...

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05.12.2011

Brno – Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has officially inaugurated the first of six European Technology Institutes slated to be launched in the Czech Republic with help from European FEDER funds. Although construction of the €200m...

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01.10.2011

Prague – Czech drug developer VUAB Pharma a.s. has joined CzechBio. The company, which has its headquarters in Roztoky near Prague, became the 35th member of the Czech biotechnology industry association in September. VUAB...

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09.08.2011

Praque – A team of researchers headed by Dr. Valdimir Kral, Director of Chemical Development at Sanofi-Aventis’ Czech research unit Zentiva Development sro, has presented a new targeted drug delivery system that couples combined...

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01.06.2011

Brno – Plans for building a Central European Insitute of Technology (CEITEC) in Brno look set to take a big step closer to becoming reality. In mid-May, CEITEC representatives announced that EU financing for the EUR260m...

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03.11.2010

Plzen – Czech antibody discovery and development specialist AbCheck s.r.o. has signed its first contract with a big pharma company. In October, the yearling Czech spin-off from German antibody drug developer Affimed GmbH...

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13.09.2010

Prague – CzechInvest has called on Czech high-tech companies in the field of ICT, bio­technology, clean technology and micro­electronics to apply for the Czech Technology Accelerator programme. Under the third call, which was...

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02.07.2010

Prague – Czech researchers from Charles University in Prague have discovered a molecular biomarker that helps to predict toxicity and a higher risk for adverse effects in children with juvenile arthritis that are treated with...

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12.05.2010

Prague – Czech biotech company Lenti­Kats AS has begun worldwide commercialisation of a patented, cost-effective encapsulation technology for use in the food and bio­pharmaceuticals industry. The company has discovered a way to...

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12.05.2010

Sofia – Bulgaria’s parliament has approved a law that will in effect ban any cultivation of GMO crops in the country. “There will be no field on the country’s territory where GMOs can be cultivated,” said Kostadin Yazov from the...

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