Resolution 11 of the 21st CGPM (1999)

Metrology in biotechnology

The 21st Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,


  • the growing importance of biotechnology in human health, food production, forensic medicine and the protection of the environment,
  • the need to make accurate measurements traceable to the SI in these fields,
  • the lack of an adequate metrological infrastructure to ensure such traceability,

recommends national laboratories

  • to consider developing programmes related to the measurement of quantities important in biotechnology,
  • to collaborate with the international scientific unions and the international organizations concerned in the establishment of an adequate international measurement infrastructure to ensure traceability to the SI in measurements in biotechnology.


DOI : 10.59161/CGPM1999RES11E

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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