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Biotechnology, or "biotech," is a process that creates, develops, and markets a variety of techniques that use living organisms, or substances from those organisms, to make or modify a product by microbial and biochemical processes. A common misconception is that biotechnology refers only to recombinant DNA or gene splicing work. Recombinant DNA is only one of the many techniques used to derive products for organisms, plants, and parts of both for the biotechnology industry. A list of areas covered by the term biotechnology would more properly include: plant tissue culture, cell fusion techniques (especially for the production of monoclonal antibodies), enzyme systems, plant breeding, meristem culture, fermentation, and others.

The Midas List 2013: Who has the Golden Touch in Life Sciences?

Raising capital is an important step to the success of any SME biotech company. This year’s Midas List 2013 complied by Forbes ranks the best dealmakers in high-tech and life science venture capital. This year 2 life science investors made the...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
Tue, 05/28/2013
Alexandra Gruber

Alexandra Gruber outlines the different funding opportunities for the biotech industry in Europe, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of available financing tools. Results are also discussed in the light of the recent financial crisis. In the...

Contributor: Alexandra Gruber
Thu, 07/08/2010
Pharma IQ

Vineet Kohli, Assistant Patent Counsel at Merck & Co., Inc., talks to Pharma IQ about the topics interesting him in the industry at present, the recent impacts in the law regarding patenting antibodies, and developments for the strategies of...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
Wed, 05/12/2010