Platform Vulnerabilities and Security in the Bioeconomy

Publication Date: December 2022

Platform technologies enable the research, development, and commercialization of biotechnologies, but may be vulnerable to exploitation. We identify platforms that support different segments of the bioeconomy and discuss their vulnerabilities, how those vulnerabilities might be exploited, and actions the U.S. Government can take to support a secure bioeconomy.

Executive Order: Section 4 – Data for the Bioeconomy.; Section 5 – Building a Vibrant Domestic Biomanufacturing Ecosystem.

Keywords: platform technologies, biosecurity, security, vulnerabilities, biorisk, gene editing, gene synthesis, automation, computation, bioeconomy, research, engineering biology, Executive Order

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