The research activities of the Biotechnology Research Center (C.R.Bt) cover several areas:

Health
Powerful tools for medical diagnosis and prognosis
Protecting and promoting the health of citizens will remain the foundations of the national health policy in the years to come. No strategic vision for the promotion of public health could overlook the importance of screening, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases. A significant number of diseases are partly or totally genetically determined. The main purpose is to contribute significantly, through biotechnology, to improving the national capacity for screening and diagnosis of common and rare diseases specific to Algeria.

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Agriculture
Preserve and enhance the "green wealth" of Algeria to improve domestic production
Genes represent an inexhaustible and strategic "green wealth" for the country. The CRBt is fully aware of the major problem of the erosion of our genetic resources, exacerbated by illicit activities of biopiracy. In order to address this problem, it has set out to apply biotechnology to contribute to the preservation of the national genetic resources via molecular characterization. The results will be used to help improve factors of domestic production. This is a daunting challenge in today's context of increasingly fierce bioprospection activities.

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Food
Striving for the development and promotion of agribusiness
Food security is an issue of national sovereignty. Due to the low domestic production, Algeria depends on the import of large quantities of strategic food commodities in order to meet the food needs of a growing population. The main objective is the application of biotechnology in food quality control and the search for and identification of new resources for the production of biomolecules of interest to the food sector. This is to be achieved by harnessing the richness of our biodiversity.

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Environment
Bioremediation of threatened ecosystems for sustainable development
Rapid and often poorly implemented industrialization, steady accumulation of waste and the misuse of chemicals in agriculture constitute a real danger for the environment in Algeria, especially in the current context of global warming and degradation of natural resources. The purpose here is the design of pollution control strategies, based on innovative processes using living organisms, for restoring degraded Algerian ecosystems.

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Industry
Towards a bioeconomy for Algeria
Like the rest of the world, Algeria will face population growth, depletion of non-renewable natural resources and environmental pressures due to climate change. To meet the needs of the population in such a context, Algeria must adopt a radically different approach to consumption and production. Biotechnological processes offer economic and environmental benefits compared to their chemical counterparts.

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