Supporting innovation in biotechnology by ensuring the development of safe, sustainable biotech products.

Know the basics

This section is aimed at the person who has heard a lot about biosafety, biotechnology and GMOs but doesn’t quite understand what all the fuss is about. Here you will find the basics, not only about the science and technology behind these products, but also how they are regulated in South Africa to ensure their safety and sustainability.

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Dig Deeper

This section covers the more technical aspects of biosafety and sustainability research, development, practice and regulation and is aimed at researchers, technology developers, decision makers and other stakeholders directly engaged with biosafety matters.

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About us

Biosafety SA is a service platform within the national biotech innovation system, under the auspices of the Department of Science & Technology. Its services and investments help ensure the regulation, research and development, and commercialisation of biotech products are done in a safe, sustainable and effective manner.

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