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
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.
We create and share new biological enabling technologies and platforms that
can be used to deliver innovations. We develop new
distributive collaboration mechanisms
that have resonance with the open
source software movement, but are tailored for biological innovation.
We enhance the transparency, accessibility and capability to use all the
tools of science, whether patented,
open access or public
CAMBIA, BiOS and Patent Lens in the News
December 13, 2013
December 11, 2013
An open-source patent database highlights the need for more transparency worldwide.
Featuring new devices and ideas that are remaking the world, CAMBIA's
research into biosentinel crops as a possible future tool for farmers is
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"
"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source"
feature article, Red Herring focuses on CAMBIA's role in pushing the
boundaries of the biotech industry.
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