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Current press release

Testbiotech: The publicly funded research institution should take on a role model function

Testbiotech has filed an opposition against Patent EP2328918 issued to the Max Planck Society, based in Munich. This patent claims genetically engineered animals, even including primates as “inventions”. Testbiotech believes the patent constitutes an unacceptable violation of ethical boundaries. In a letter to the president of the Max Planck Society, Testbiotech is now arguing that the publicly funded German research institution should take a leading role in protecting the interests of civil society, and initiate changes to the patent of its own accord.


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Further press releases

22 April 2016

EFSA and Monsanto are ignoring risks for farmers and the environment

08 April 2016

Concerns about health risks due to residues from spraying glyphosate in combination with other herbicides

31 March 2016

Controversy about the health risks of genetically engineered soybeans

21 March 2016

“Revolving doors with industry are fast becoming EFSA´s main entrance”

02 March 2016

Soaring number of patent applications including those on farm animals