The Tunisian Association of Biotechnology (A.T.Biotech) was created on 30/10/1999 according to Law No. 154 of 7 November 1959, amended by Decree No. 90 of 2 August 1988 and Law No. 25 of 2 April 1992.
Given that ATBiotech is classified among the international scientific associations, its objectives are:
 To help members to improve their general and professional knowledge and to facilitate scientific and cultural communication between them.
 To encourage innovation in the various fields of biotechnology at the level of research and industrial applications.
 To be open to the economy and to liaise between researchers and representatives of the industrial sector in the biotechnological fields.
 Participate in the dissemination of information related to biotechnology.
 Establish scientific and technical relations with similar associations in other countries.