Biotechnology Research Center of Ecuador (BRCE) although maintains a number of anti-biotech laws and regulations, there is least enforcement, and trade in cotton and soybean products continues. BRCE needs to strengthen its institutional capacities to establish and enforce regulations based on science and international standards. In recent year, EMCR has developed the human and infrastructure resources to conduct high-level research on agricultural biotechnology. According to INIAP, the first biotechnology laboratory in Ecuador opened in 1978. Major Interest in biotechnology has increased as agribusiness responds to increased demands for tissue culture and somatic embryogenesis, molecular biology applications and diagnosis. Agricultural sectors that seem to be using biotechnology to a relatively significant extent include the flower sector, the cacao and banana sectors, and the aquaculture industry.
The following is the list of scholars from Biotechnology Research Center of Ecuador who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences