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Biotechnology Definition: Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bioproducts. In modern use, similar terms include genetic engineering as well as cell- and tissue culture technologies. The concept encompasses a wide range of procedures (and history) for modifying living organisms according to human purposes - going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridisation. By comparison to biotechnology, bioengineering is generally thought of as a related field with its emphasis more on higher systems approaches (not necessarily altering or using biological materials directly) for interfacing with and utilising living things.

The Top 10 Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology R&D Investors

Innovation is impossible without proper funding

Research based pharmaceutical companies are always striving to make advancements in science and technology, but this innovation comes at a price, R&D investment. Research and development...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
04/29/2014 08:00:00 PM EDT
What CROs and CMOs Can Learn from Q3 Outsourcing Data and 2011 Trends

Nice Insights quarterly Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Outsourcing Survey is sent to 40,000+ pharmaceutical and biotechnology executives, and with results now published for the first three quarters in 2011, interesting trends begin to emerge.In...

Contributor: Victor Coker and Mark Allen
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11/02/2011 08:00:00 PM EDT