Work Item
ASTM WK68586

New Test Method for Detection of Microbial DNA in the Products of Biotechnology

1. Scope

The development of standardized nomenclature and definitions of terms, recommended practices, guides, test methods, specifications, and performance standards for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology from raw materials to end products. The committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops, and publications to facilitate the development of such standards.

This committee shall support and serve as a resource for other ASTM committees in their activities that include industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology issues. This support may include dissemination of specific requests for standards throughout ASTM's existing committee base, as well as the maintenance of appropriate liaison relationships (internal and external) related to this subject area. The committee will not duplicate the efforts of existing ASTM technical committees. The work of this committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


Genetic Modification; GMO


This standard is used by companies involved with biotechnology to detect the presence of DNA from host organisms in biotechnology products. This will be used for regulatory compliance, protection of intellectual property and communication to customers and the public regarding the presence of genetically altered DNA in products of biotechnology.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E62.01

Committee: E62

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-05-2019

Technical Contact: Joseph McAuliffe

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