The Biotechnologies are in same time, our most exciting hopes and aspirations, both our deepest fears.
They go to the heart of our identity. The new instruments are the supreme expression of control by man, help us to conceive and define how we want to be and how we would like the rest of nature. Biotechnology is "dream tools" because they give us the power to create a new vision of ourselves, of our children in our lives and importantly, the power to act on it.
The discovery of the double helix of the DNA sequence, which is traditionally identified as the date of birth of modern biotechnology. In particular, this new discovery, combined with other important acquisitions in the fields of chemistry and engineering, has completely changed the ways of humans' interaction with living matter and from that moment on scientific innovation has developed very fast.
Between past and present, there are many similarities, both in scope and probably also in the procedures, but there are much larger differences in techniques, impact, in control needs and perspectives that are before us.
The BioXParc objective is the high integration of all actors to the world of biotechnology’s research: an exclusive hub between private companies, public institutions, private foundations and bank.