Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

GEN News Highlights

More »
May 18, 2012

Majority in GEN Poll Sees at Least Some Use for Bioeconomy Blueprint

  • A majority of GEN poll takers predicts at least some usefulness from President Barack Obama’s recently released National Bioeconomy Blueprint, detailing measures by which Washington intends to apply biological research innovations toward national challenges that include health, food, energy, and the environment. Exactly one-third (33.3%) of respondents said they thought the Blueprint would be “very” useful, while just over one-quarter (25.9%) said it would be “somewhat” useful. However, roughly another one-third (31.5%) concluded that the Blueprint was “not very” useful. The remaining 9.3% was undecided.

    The Blueprint’s five priorities include supporting “R&D investments that will provide the foundation for the future U.S. bioeconomy,” followed by increasing the focus on translational and regulatory sciences, reforming regulations, updating training programs, and identifying and supporting opportunities for public-private partnerships.

Related content


GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Pharmacists and Prescription Drug Misuse Programs

Do you agree that pharmacists should make a greater effort to become more involved with prescription drug-monitoring programs?

More »