Ensuring Ethical Standards in Emerging Technologies

Ensuring Ethical Standards in Emerging Technologies

Author: ChemistryViews

Bayer has established a Bioethics Council comprising of renowned international experts. The council provides independent guidance on bioethical questions related to new biotechnological and AI-based solutions. Bayer is committed to using emerging technologies in an ethically responsible way in its business and R&D activities. The Bioethics Council maintains regular dialogue with Bayer leadership on the implementation and long-term development of Bayer’s Bioethics Policy. The policy provides guidance on issues related to the discovery, development, production, and application of treatments and therapies to promote human health and in agricultural products and services.

The Bioethics Council convenes twice a year, and its experts offer support on specific questions, either individually or in small teams. The council is designed to safeguard the independence of its members, who provide external independent advice and do not represent Bayer or its operations. Currently, the council has ten members. They were present at the first in-person meeting of the Bayer Bioethics Council in Berlin, Germany, from left to right in the picture above:

  • Sir Jonathan Montgomery, Professor of Health Care Law, University College London, UK
  • Jonathan D. Moreno, Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and of the History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Insoo Hyun, Director of the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning, Boston Museum of Science, MA, USA
  • Gry Hasselbalch, PhD, Independent scholar
  • I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Andreas Kurtz, Head of the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry (hPSCreg; former European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry), Sulzbach, Germany
  • Julian Savulescu, Chen Su Lan Professor in Medical Ethics at the National University of Singapore
  • Anne Muigai, Professor of Genetics and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research at the National Defence University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Carolina Aguerre, Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • (Sonny Ramaswamy, President of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in Redmond, WA, USA was missing)



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