BIO Deutschland Attends the Biotechnology ISO/TC
In early December 2014, BIO Deutschland attended a meeting of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on harmonising terminology in biotechnology. The meeting, which took place in Berlin, was attended by participants from France, Japan, Canada, South Korea and the United States who discussed the committee’s work schedule and the fields and goals of the standardisation work. They agreed that terminology that is understood in different ways internationally would first be compiled. The next step will be to standardise these terms. New terms should only be included in the standardisation process if they are not adequately defined and if there is an urgent need for clarification. The next meeting is provisionally planned to take place in April 2015.