‘Short Course’ attracts biotech players

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The participants with faculty members of the short course at Monash University Malaysia.

A total of 28 biotech players from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Pakistan participated in the first Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnology, Biosafety Regulations, and Communication (ASC2018) in Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia from August 13-17, 2018.

The Asian regional short course was organised to give better understanding to the participants on the entire value chain related to research, development, commercialisation, and trade of living modified organisms (LMOs); national and international legal instruments related to LMOs; and effective communication of agri-biotech and biosafety regulations. It is intended to enable them to effectively participate in the developing and implementation of national and international legal instruments and engage in public outreach activities.