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Biotechnology

What is it?

Bottles & NeedlesBiotechnology encompasses the field that uses biological processes to develop or manufacture a product. Applications have focused on utilizing gene and protein mechanisms to cure and treat diseases. However, the tools used to examine DNA in the search for new drugs are now used by many other companies.

  • Pharamceutical companies use Biotechnology to research and design drugs that more effectively treat illness or even prevent the onset of disease.
  • Agricultural companies use Biotechnology to develop heartier crops.
  • Food companies use Biotechnology to increase the nutritional content of rice.
  • Chemical companies use Biotechnology to make plastic out of corn.
  • Computer companies can model their programs after biological processes that could function as self-organizing systems.
  • Emerging Trends
  • Industry Statistics
  • More information can be found at the Council for Biotechnology Information.

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Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Phone: 216.687.2233
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