Congressional Member’s Report Card

Doubting Science. Why?

Perspective

BIO & NANOTECHNOLOGY – BENCHMARKS

  • Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop innovative products, largely in medicine and agriculture.
  • China has caught up to the U.S. in total number of biotechnology and applied microbiology research publications . China is also aggressively recruiting overseas scientists and entrepreneurs, particularly in the biotech sector, through its so-called ‘Thousand Talents Plan.’
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of matter at the atomic and molecular levels – the basic building blocks of all natural and man-made things. Improvements in our ability to study matter at the nanoscale could reshape many industries, such as manufacturing, electronics, and medicine.
  • China has also eclipsed the U.S. in the total number of nano-related patents, amid China’s growing emphasis on translating research into practical applica- tions and societal impacts.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY PUBLICATIONS

NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY PUBLICATIONS