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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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Biotechnological engineering programs must take into account the complexity of living systems with their discrete and non-linear relationships.
We need to attend to particular contexts of animal biotechnological intervention and satisfy plural moral concerns, some more pressing than others.
Meantime, she said the western sanctions have backfired because they pushed Iran to produce its medical needs domestically, adding that Iran is now able to produce all its needs to biotechnological drugs and 50% of the raw materials for other medicines domestically.
But while scientists and some bioethicists lambast the ruling, saying it will stifle new research, raise the cost of biotechnological progress and destroy the "gift ethic" that has characterized organ and tissue donations, others say the decision may have little impact, in part because very few people have truly rare cells.
The biotechnological manufacturing of high-value plant-sourced compounds using plant cell cultures is an appealing and sustainable option over extraction from whole plant material.
In mid-August, Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Mostafa Qaneyee announced that the country plans to build centrifuges for producing biotechnological products.
Biotechnological inventions; moral restraints and patent law.
This new policy places major chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies in the position to virtually take over animal husbandry in America.
Later chapters move on to include more detailed coverage of topics such as antibiotic and chemical commodities from fungi, new chapters on biotechnological use of fungal enzymes and fungal proteomics, and fungal diseases of humans, antifungal agents for use in human therapy and fungal pathogens of plants.
The European SmartCell project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and financed by the European Commission, showed that biotechnological production provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the chemical synthesis of rare and complex pharmaceutical compounds currently isolated from plants.
Meanwhile, Vahid Dastjerdi referred to Iran's progress in producing different types of medicines, and said the country is scheduled to unveil 10 new biotechnological drugs by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2013).
Out of this interest in his brand ofbiosensors, Rechnitz forecasts the appearance of practical and inexpensive devices that will be used in biotechnological and biomedical applications all over the world.