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European One-Stop Agency for the Analysis and Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants Started in Germany

09.09.2005


The Innovative Regional Growth Core "BioOK" aims to establish the region Rostock-Schwerin - especially the AgroBioTechnikum Groß Lüsewitz - as a competence centre for the analysis, assessment and monitoring of agro biotechnological products and methods. Partners from science and economy co-operate to develop new, efficient and cost effective methods and to bring them to market in the One-top-Agency BioOK GmbH. The Initiative started with funding by the German Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF.



The network BioOK offers a complete portfolio of analytical procedures for risk assessment of genetically modified plants. BioOK is a confederation of five companies, one Steinbeis Transfer Centre and the University of Rostock. The partners of BioOK hold long-standing experience in essential procedures for the assessment of food, feed, pharmaceutical and pesticide security. These methods will be adopted in order to analyse environmental and food/ feed risks of genetically modified plants and to develop new, simple, standardised, fast and legal procedures. The German Ministry for Education and Research funds these research projects of BioOK .

BioOK is a One-Stop- Agency which


· offers effective and competitive assessment based on interdisciplinary research
· is independent and neutral
· is disposed of high quality and certified techniques and methods which are harmonised with Competent Authorities
· offers a flexible and individual set of methods depending on the transgene and the customers demands

Contact:
BioOK GmbH
Kerstin Schmidt
Office: Schnickmannstraße 4
D-18055 Rostock
Fon: +49 (0)381 49 65 810
Fax: +49 (0)381 49 65 813
Email: kerstin.schmidt@bio-ok.com

Dr. Heinrich Cuypers | idw
Further information:
http://www.bio-ok.com
http://www.bmbf.de/press/1557.php
http://www.agrobiotechnikum.de

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