Biological science and biotechnology are advancing globally at an unprecedented rate and are
being applied to such diverse sectors as energy, agriculture, health, and the environment.
Science and technology output can enhance the economic vitality of countries and regions.
International scientific collaboration plays an essential role in advancing the biological sciences
and applying their results to societal needs. These partnerships can improve relations between
countries and enhance both safety and security worldwide. Successful and sustainable
collaboration requires that potential partners have access to trained personnel and funding, and
the partnerships are mutually beneficial.