1 de junio de 2024 Por [email protected] Inactivo

The Biotech Industry


The biotech sector includes companies whose products benefit people by treating diseases with life-saving treatments and drugs, improving agricultural yields and creating green fuels and chemicals. It also includes bioinformatics, which involves the study of biological processes and information and can be applied to many different industries.

Biotech is a technology that has its roots in the early 1970s when the recombinant-DNA technology (genetic engineering) was developed and patented. This technique allows scientists to create cells that splice genes that then begin to produce proteins that are valuable.

Biotechnology is heavily used in the programs for target discovery of many pharmaceutical companies today. Smaller companies are also in the field that employ exclusive methods to create new therapeutic drugs.

Companies focusing on agrobiology, cosmetics, the environmental, food technology, nutraceuticals and industrial biotechnology, in addition to veterinary medicine, are also pursuing other biotechnology applications. Fully integrated Pharma companies are large commercial enterprises that research and develop, manufacture and market generic or brand name drugs and medicines.

A variety of new technologies are changing the biotech industry, allowing for companies to validate their platforms with respect to conditions that are established mechanisms (such as sickle cell disease) and reach much larger patients. Certain companies are working to create new treatments for diseases that have not been treated, like Duchenne muscle dystrophy.