Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


Marine biotechnology, biosafety, and industry

Principal Investigator: 

Raymond A. Zilinskas

Start/End Year: 

1994 to 1997


Center for Public Issues in Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Co-Principal investigator: 

Morris A. Levin, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Center for Public Issues in Biotechology; Douglas Lipton, University of Maryland, College Park


The objectives of this project are to develop scientifically-based risk assessment methods applicable to the testing of transgenic marine organisms in the open marine environment, appraise the need to adopt new or improved regulations based on new risk assessment methods, and estimate the costs that research institutions and industry will have to bear to meet these new or improved regulations.