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Biotech Sector
The world is undoubtedly moving towards a knowledge economy, of which biotechnology (biotech) is a key component. By international standards, South Africa’s biotech sector is negligible. In order to make South Africa competitive in the dawning knowledge economy, growing a strong biotech sector in South Africa is therefore crucial. Read more...


National Biotechnology Strategy
South Africa has a solid history of engagement with traditional biotechnology. through brewing, wine making and creating new animal breeds and plant varieties, some of which are used commercially all over the world. However, South Africa has failed to extract value from the more recent advances in biotechnology, particularly over the last 25 years with the emergence of genetics and genomic sciences, and this strategy is designed to make up for lost ground and to stimulate the growth of similar activities in South Africa. Read about it and let us know what you think. Read more...


IPR from publically funded R&D Bill

This Bill seeks to guide how intellectual property emanating from publically funded research is managed in terms of ownership of IP rights, royalty sharing agreements and commercialization rights. It is important legislation for any bio-entrepreneur. Read more about it and submit your ideas to stimulate some discussion. Read more...

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TIA Bill
The TIA Bill seeks to guide the funding and innovation support landscape in South Africa. This is a critical piece of legislation that will have an impacton the growth and future development of the sector.

BioSA has participated in the two rounds of public comment invited when the Bill was tabled before Parliament. Find out more about the Bill and BioSA submissions below, and then tell us what you think about this proposed legislation.
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Innovation Renaissance
Over the next decade, South Africa is to become a world leader in biotechnology, a key contributor to global space science and technology, and one of the top three emerging economies in the global pharmaceutical industry. At least, this is the exciting future envisioned in South Africa’s Ten-Year Innovation Plan. Read more...













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Latest News
GoGlobal: Finland
BioSA has recently hosted a series of workshops on cooperation between the South African and Finnish biotech sectors. Read more...