SEARCA ADSS: Seminar on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech Crops in 2016 @ Drilon Hall, SEARCA
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SEARCA, in collaboration with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the following seminar at the SEARCA headquarters, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna:

 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2016

by Dr. Paul S. Teng

Chair of the Board, ISAAA and Senior Fellow, SEARCA

 19 May 2017 (Friday), Drilon Hall, 3:00 p.m.


 The SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) and its special seminars are open to the public.  It is meant to encourage the presentation and discussion of development and research issues, as well as their implications for agricultural and rural development. Through the ADSS, SEARCA proactively contributes to having a vibrant scientific exchange within, and even beyond, the Los Baños Science Community.

International Colloquium on Biotechnology & Industrial Revolution (BIOTECH-2017)
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

With the theme “Exploring the innovate thinkers for Biotech Industrial Revolution”, the BIOTECH 2017 will be an arena for researchers, Bio-technologists, Bio scientists, Policy makers, young individuals and industry experts to come together, share experiences, discuss research findings and acquire the desired knowledge for practical exercise.

BIOTECH 2017 will enable everyone to experience more networking opportunities with over 200 conference participants from more than 30 countries, great insights from world reputed keynotes, technical sessions with extensive knowledge, high quality conference experience specially designed by Innovate conferences and the opportunity to discover Australia under great hospitality.

The conference will provide a forum for interaction among attendees on Biotechnology, Biotech engineers, Biotech Scientists, Recombinant DNA technologists, Biotechnology Professors and other bio –tech industrial leaders. It will create an interface among professionals, academicians and experts in the fields of Biotechnology.

This global meeting will assemble the world leaders in the expanding fields related to the isolation, research and development of DNA techniques. We are all acutely aware of the growing crisis associated with biotech industry. Thus it is timely that this meeting will enable you to meet and discuss critical issues.

The present efforts to hold the Innovate Biotech 2017 Conference in Brisbane, Australia is based on our decision to involve Global academic faculty members, Biotech representatives and students. In this mega event in Brisbane, representatives in both industry and academia work with us to create a more interactive association in the field of Biotechnology & Industrial Revolution.

The Innovate Biotech 2017 Conference is a hub that covers the core aspects of Biotechnology including “Animal Agriculture, Food Innovations, Fermentation technologies, Genomics and Proteomics, Healthcare and pharmaceuticals”

2nd Annual Biotechnology Congress
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day



Conference Series LLC LTD invites the contributors across the globe to participate in the premiere of Annual Biotechnology Congress” (Annual Biotechnology 2018), to discuss the theme: “Deep Insight of Tomorrow’s Biotech Trends”. The conference will be held on July 23-24, 2018 Vancouver, Canada wherein prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions are included.

International conference on Annual Biotechnology is a Research-scientific knowledge bridge that aims bring together multi-disciplinary luminaries for Thriving innovation in the Biotechnology. The scientific conferences have been carefully structured so as to share knowledge and thoughts through presentations and exhibitions. Annual Biotechnology sessions cover all aspects of biotech Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Biomass and Bioenergy, Bioscience, Biobanking, Molecular Diagnostics, Recombinant Gene Technology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Algal Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Food Processing and Technology addresses the key issues of Biotechnology. Attendees can look forward to hearing about the different strategies taken to improve on-going research and decipher how to overcome technical limitations in research development. This conference is where pharma and Life Science companies find partners, access innovation, find funding and brainstorm the solutions to further their business needs.

Importance and scope:
Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary subject which use of living organisms and Engineering principles to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use” (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2). Biotechnology has applications in industrial areas, including health care (medical), Biopharmaceutical industries, crop production and agriculture, non-food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses. Growing demand for food for increasing population, ever increasing vaccination demand for people with affordable cost, solving inherited genetic diseases, to decrease global temperature by using bio-fertilizers which non-emitting GHGs, leading lives of the people with better life, can be achieved with the help of biotechnology. So the scope of biotechnology is very wide and it touches every walk of life. By considering potentiality of growing technology in down-stream and up-stream processing in biopharma, genetic engineering, Tissue and protein engineering, fermentation technology and relevant fields, the sharing of thoughts and brainstorming is necessary for contemporary developments in biotechnology research.  

Target Audience:

Target Audience for Annual Biotechnology will be personnel from both industrial and academic fields which include; Directors/Managers, Head of Departmental, Presidents/Vice Presidents, CEO, Professors, Associate and Assistant professors, Research Scholars and students from the related fields.

Target Audience

Industry        40%

Academia     50%

Others          10%

Sessions and Tracks

Biopharmaceutical Engineering

The pharmaceutical biotechnology information database is respectably essential iotas made through experimentation technique for treating the signs and symptoms of an infirmity or sickness, on the other hand, biopharmaceuticals are capricious, not unusual debris, robotically referred to as proteins that normally run for shedding the hidden frameworks for treating infections. The critical pharmaceutical biotechnology matters which are made through the biotechnological pharmaceutical associations fuse antibodies, proteins, and recombinant DNA products.

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemical Engineering

Biomass and Bioenergy

One-of-a-kind varieties of biomass have been used as carbon assets within the microbial cultivations underneath submerged and strong-country fermentation. The translation of the soil microbial biomass is the living parts of the soil organic depend, with the exception of plant roots and soil animals bigger than 5×10-three um3. The microbial biomass typically comprises about 2% of the whole natural count in soil and it could be successfully disregarded as of significance inside the soil. Biomass is used by food processing industries, animal feed enterprises and wooden merchandise industries, which incorporates creation and fiber merchandise (paper and derivatives), along with chemical merchandise crafted from those industries that have numerous programs inclusive of detergents, bio-fertilizers, and erosion managing merchandise. The largest possibility for the worldwide bioenergy era is the increasing demand for strength internationally.

  • Micro Algal Biomass
  • Molasses
  • Bacterial Biomass


Biosciences are an association of connected sciences making use of various aspects of everyday technology or formal technology, or both, to create knowledge, intercessions, or innovations which are useful in medicinal services or open fitness. The biomedical sciences are made from the accompanying controls; natural chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, histology, cytology and transfusion administrations.

  • Bioacoustics
  • Biophysics
  • Biotherapy
  • BioenergeticsBiobanking

Biobanks anticipate a critical part of biomedical studies. The huge show off of biospecimens (counting blood, spit plasma and purged DNA) kept up in biobanks may be depicted as libraries of the human dwelling being. Biobanks index examples making use of genetics and one of the kind traits, as an example, age, sexual orientation, blood classification, and ethnicity. A few specimens are likewise arranged by way of ecological variables, for example, regardless of whether the giver had been supplied to radiation, asbestos, or some other substance which could have an effect on human characteristics.  

  • Tissue Preservation
  • Fertility Bio banks
  • Stemcell Banking
  • In vitro fertilization

Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics is leading disruptive innovations in healthcare by means of the introduction of multiple equipments which are creating a profound impact on healthcare shipping for those consist of next-generation sequencing, wearable sensors, liquid biopsies, direct-to-purchaser checking out, point-of-care assays, and early cancer detection.

Recombinant Gene Technology

Recombinant DNA generation, becoming a member of together of DNA molecules from exceptional species which might be inserted into a number organism to supply new genetic mixtures which are of cost to science, medicine, agriculture, and industry. considering that the point of interest of all genetics is the gene, the fundamental aim of laboratory geneticists is to isolate, represent, and manage genes. Even though it is distinctly smooth to isolate a pattern of DNA from a set of cells, locating a particular gene inside this DNA sample can be as compared to locating a needle in a haystack. 

  • Molecular Cloning
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Vector DNA
  • Recombinant DNA Technology

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine:

Tissue Engineering is the utilization of a combination of cells, designing and substances strategies, and suitable biochemical and physicochemical variables to decorate or supplant organic tissues. It consists of the utilization of a platform for the improvement of recent affordable tissue for a medicinal reason whilst it changes into once sorted as a sub-area of biomaterials, having evolved in diploma and importance it may be taken into consideration as a discipline on its own.

Nanomedicine is one of the restorative uses of nanotechnology. It stages from the restorative uses of nanomaterials to Nano electronic biosensors, and the destiny uses of sub-atomic nanotechnology, for instance, organic machines. Functionalities may be brought to nanomaterials via interfacing them with herbal atoms or systems. The volume of nanomaterials is like that of most organic atoms and systems; accordingly, nanomaterials can be helpful for both in vivo and in vitro biomedical studies and programs.

  • Drug delivery in cancer treatment
  • Nanomedicine for Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Nanomedicine for Gastrointestinal Tract (GI) Diseases
  • Future aspects of Nanomedicine

Industrial and Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology involves the use of enzymes and micro-organisms to make biological based merchandise in sectors such as chemical substances, food, feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and bioenergy (which includes biofuels or biogas). In doing so, it uses the renewable raw substances and is one of the most promising, innovative procedures towards decreasing greenhouse fuel emissions. The utility of industrial biotechnology has been tested to make considerable contributions towards mitigating the effects of climate trade in these and different sectors.

  •  Biopolymers and bio-actives
  •  Molecular microbiology and its applications
  •  Synthesis and applications of bio plastics
  •  Enhancing microbe performance, selecting feedstocks, and piloting

Agricultural and Environment Biotechnology

Environmental biotechnology may be associated with the implementation of action when one tries to harness biological process for commercial uses and exploitation. The International Society for Environmental Biotechnology defines environmental biotechnology as “the development, use, and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for environment-friendly processes (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development).

Transgenic plants and crops
Molecular farming and applications
Translational genomics and genomics-assisted breeding
Bioavailability, chemotaxis, and transport of organic pollutants
Bioremediation & biodegradation


Genome editing and the utilization of CRISPR primarily based technologies are expected to revolutionize the assembly of the next generation of bio products. DCB12 can focus on the most recent developments within the use of CRISPR/Cas9 and alternative CRISPR primarily based technologies in reference to the development and production of biopharmaceuticals, bio chemicals, agricultural crops, and travel applications.

CRISPR is an abbreviation of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. The name was minted at a time when the origin and use of the interspacing subsequences were not known. At that time the CRISPRs were described as segments of prokaryotic DNA containing short, repetitive base sequences. In a palindromic repeat, the sequence of nucleotides is the same in both directions. Each repetition is followed by short segments of spacer DNA from previous exposures to foreign DNA (e.g., a virus or plasmid). Small clusters of cas (CRISPR-associated system) genes are located next to CRISPR sequences.

  • Genome engineering
  • RNA editing
  • Disease models
  • Gene drive
  • Biomedicine
  • Gene function

Food Processing and Technology

Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms. Food processing combines raw food ingredients to produce marketable food products that can be easily prepared and served by the consumer. Food processing typically involves activities such as mincing and macerating, liquefaction, emulsification, and cooking (such as boiling, broiling, frying, or grilling); pickling, pasteurization, and many other kinds of preservation; and canning or another packaging.

  • Fermentation Technology
  • Thermal and non-thermal Processing
  • New trends in food packaging
  • Post-Harvest Processing

Marine Biotechnology

Marine biotechnology is the procedure that includes the marine assets of the world that are contemplated in biotechnology applications. Its applications are used in various assignments, for example, getting new tumor medications from marine living beings to ocean growth cultivating. As new pharmaceutical organizations concentrate on growing new medications from marine organisms, professionals are trained in the disciplines of microbiology, science, genomics, bioinformatics, and related fields. Marine biotechnology centers not just around minimal known types of deep ocean life additionally on the developing utilization of marine life in the food, cosmetics, and agricultural enterprises, for example, aquaculture.

  • Oceanography
  • Marine biomolecules
  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Aquatic microbial ecology


Bioinformatics refers to the computational ways of analysis, examination, overseeing, and storage of natural information. Bioinformatics includes the examination of organic data utilizing PCs and measurable systems, the exploration of creating and using PC databases and calculations to quicken and improve natural research. Bioinformatics is utilized as a part of breaking down genomes, proteomes (protein arrangements), three-dimensional demonstration of biomolecules and biologic systems etc.

  • Immuno- and chemo-informatics
  • Glyco bioinformatics
  • Signal processing
  • Functional & structural genomics
  • Sequence alignment

Market Analysis

The overall biotechnology feature measure was assessed at USD 369.62 billion out of 2016. The proximity of room for the relationship in the region is depended upon to drive basic progress in the business. The associations are focusing on the headway of novel frameworks and their execution by collaborating with interchange individuals. The relationship, for instance, the DBT (Department of Biotechnology) together with government-financed foundations and diverse self-decision affiliations addressing the biotechnology region lift sponsoring to help R&D and new thing change tries. 
Climb looked for after for these therapeutics and scientific game plans on guidelines of red biotechnology, DNA sequencing, and recombinant advancement is required to fuel improvement. Extending normality of diseases, for instance, hepatitis B, danger, and another vagrant issue are required to fuel ask for in this space. 
Rise in the enthusiasm for support and agrarian things including sugarcane, rice, beans, and wheat owing to the creating people base in U.S., China, and India is depended upon to raise the hugeness of these things. In like manner, factors, for instance, lack of water, the low yield of items, bug attacks, and obliged availability of green land are asking researchers to participate in expansive R&D. 
Reducing expenses of DNA sequencing is depended upon to serve this section as a high impact rendering improvement driver. It is depended upon to ask researchers and creators to extend R&D exercises concentrated on understanding innate assortments and making medicinal responses for consistent diseases with significant overall transcendence, for instance, cardiovascular afflictions, diabetes, and tumor. 
The progression of sequencers and their item, and furthermore the relationship of governments and joint endeavors between these associations and restorative specialists, will be of most extraordinary criticalness for the accomplishment of DNA-sequencing development. 
Application Insights 
Prosperity related applications spoke to the greatest offer in light of the higher usage of related things in the restorative administrations’ industry. The creating inescapability of relentless disorders expanding the enthusiasm for new medicine change is one of the key parts speaking to the beforehand specified conclusion. Furthermore, building up the enthusiasm for modified drug and biosimilars is in like manner expected that would drive section improvement in the midst of the gage time allotment. 
Bioinformatics is depended upon to witness the speediest advancement in the coming quite a while as a result of significant changes in this field. Liberal headways fuse computation making arrangements for beneficial limit and organization of genomic and proteomic data made through the examinations finished on a plant, animal or human genomes. 
Biotechnology promotes, by area, 2016 (%) 
Advancement Insights 
Nanobiotechnology overpowered with respect to wage partake in 2016. Nanobiotechnology finds critical application in quiet transport medicines for ceaseless scrambles, for instance, development. It incorporates the change of nanoparticle-based chemotherapeutic meds, gold nanoparticles, and quantum touches for nuclear assurance which help in optical imaging and drug transport. Creating R&D finished in various associations in finding new streets, for instance, microfabricated structures and devices used as a piece of the treatment of a couple of exceptional infections is a key driving part of this section. 
Bioinformatics is depended upon to witness the snappiest improvement in the coming years. Take-up of cloud-based game plans which satisfactorily and overwhelmingly manage the parallelization and flow of data and customer code on various PC centers is attributive for surveyed improvement in the bioinformatics-based procedures. The introduction of dispersed figuring condition for taking care of NGS made data has expected an uncommon part as the principal catalyst in a present circumstance. 
Nearby Insights 
North America overpowered the general market similar to salary in 2016 at 44.15%. The proximity of high R&D wanders identifying with new pharmaceutical exposure and progression are a couple of components attributing to its broad offer. The U.S. spends more per capita on social protection than various countries and has a high improvement rate among various countries. According to the appraisals circulated by OECD Health Statistics in 2014, it has been assessed that in 2012, U.S. spent just about 16.9% of its GDP towards human administrations utilization, which is the most significant. The beforehand said truth supports the assessed offer of biotechnology grandstand. 
Asia Pacific, of course, is required to get the bit of the pie in the midst of the gage time span inferable from the closeness of patient care, rapidly upgrading therapeutic administrations system and rising social protection utilize levels in the creating markets. These business divisions consolidate the making economies of China and India. 
Forceful Insights 
The business is isolated in nature. This market incorporates a couple of close to nothing and rising players nearby dug in noteworthy players. Some key players in the market are Johnson and Johnson Services, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pfizer, Merck and Co., and Sanofi. Gigantic firms are concentrating on little firms with a working methodology of securing to deal with the position in the market. For instance, in July 2017, Sanofi announced to obtain Protein Sciences, a U.S. based association which deals with the R&D of inoculations, in the second from last quarter of this present year. This securing by the association went for a development of recombinant-based influenza vaccination to its thing portfolio. 
Segments Covered in the Report 
This report gages wage improvement at a nearby and national level and gives an examination on the latest examples and openings in each of the sub-areas from 2014 to 2025. With the true objective of this report, Grand View Research has divided the biotechnology promote on the start of development, application, and regions:

 Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)

  •   DNA Sequencing
  •   Nanobiotechnology
  •   Tissue engineering and Regeneration
  •   Fermentation
  •   Cell-Based Assay
  •   PCR Technology
  •   Chromatography Market
  •   Others

Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)

  • Health
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Industrial Processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Others

Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 – 2025)

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • UK

Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China

Latin America

  • Brazil

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

  • South Africa