BiOS ['baI os] noun 1.(from Greek, βiος) life; 2.(acronym)  Biological Innovation for Open Society; 3.(acronym) Biological Open Source; 4. Biological Innovation through Open Science; 5. Biologial Input / Output System;  6. Biological Operating Systems; 7. an initiative of CAMBIA.

BiOS is a response to inequities in food security, nutrition, health, natural resource management and energy.   Our goal is to democratise problem solving to enable diverse solutions through decentralised innovation.

Open Source

We promote an innovation paradigm that focuses on a distinction between the tools of innovation and the products. We promote licenses that couple rights with responsibilities to foster efficient development, improvement, sharing and use of technology.

Open Science

We create and share new biological enabling technologies and platforms that can be used to deliver innovations.   We develop new  licensing and distributive collaboration mechanisms that have resonance with the open source software movement, but are tailored for biological innovation. 

Open Society

We enhance the transparency, accessibility and capability to use all the tools of science, whether patented, open access or public domain. 

CAMBIA, BiOS and Patent Lens in the News

Putting the global patent system under The Lens

December 13, 2013

The patent bargain

Nature, USA
December 11, 2013
An open-source patent database highlights the need for more transparency worldwide.

Fortune Magazine: Tools For Better Living

Featuring new devices and ideas that are remaking the world, CAMBIA's research into biosentinel crops as a possible future tool for farmers is profiled.

Patently Transparent (info)

Nature Biotechnology editorial:
"The ability to interpret and filter intellectual property (IP) has never been more important...CAMBIA's Patent Lens is a giant leap in the right direction"

red_herringOpen Source BioTech (info)

"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source"
In a feature article, Red Herring focuses on CAMBIA's role in pushing the boundaries of the biotech industry.

Richard Jefferson's BiOS βiος
bios blog

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