Biotechnology


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Biotechnology

The use of living things, such as one-cell organisms, in technological innovations. Biotechnology has particular applications in medicine, agriculture, engineering, and similar fields. Biotech organizations may make and market their own products, or they may be departments within another company, such as a pharmaceutical corporation.
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Biotechnology process changes in the textile finishing sector can reduce water usage by about 17% to 18%.
Siemens is negotiating with the city on a potential partnership, and two biotechnology firms in southern Ontario are considering relocating to Thunder Bay.
He also acts as an advisor to the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Technology Council and the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, among others.
Most of all, they should be team players, have an entrepreneurial spirit and be ready to be challenged by new biotechnology frontiers.
The latest of the four papers looks at the consumer benefits of modern biotechnology.
Through a series of classes, which would take about two years to complete, students will be trained to work in biotechnology laboratories, conducting advanced and practical lab experiments.
The study will then focus on three main streams that could enhance the biotechnology sector in the North.
The importance of up-front cost and cash flow is very important when implementing a regeneration technology--even for forest biotechnology where the rewards at harvest are so promising.
The 2002 study's top advances "represent a shift in focus of plant biotechnology beyond pest management," Chin says.
Students completing the two-year curriculum will earn a biotechnology technician certificate and associate's degree, and some may transfer to a four-year university.
Agricultural biotechnology is helping to increase corn yields, while industrial biotechnology is helping to convert corn starch and crop residues into ethanol more efficiently.

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