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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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Nteranya Sanginga has charged the society to take the front row and become Africa's voice for biotechnology on a global landscape.
Biotechnology has potential applications in the management of several animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, avian flu and bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) defines biotechnology as the use of biotechnological processes "to harness cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet."
Mr Salam said the biotechnology courses were included in matriculation and intermediate courses and therefore, the biology subject specialist posts should be introduced in the educational institutions of the province.
This current study aimed to answer the following questions: What are the difficulties faced by teachers in teaching biotechnology in additional science?
PCSIR Chairman Dr Shehzad Alam and DG Quratulain Syed were also present in the conference and said in their speeches that biotechnology was the technology of the 21st century and nothing possible in development of science and research without making progress in biotechnology.
The utilisation of marine biotechnology in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals has proven successful due to the high diversity exhibited by marine organisms, as opposed to those on land.
Like other countries, Pakistan also took bold step towards adoption of modern biotechnology and established over 45 biotechnology centers across the country, he added.
Surprisingly, not much has been written about the specific challenges of strategic planning for biotechnology firms, with most of the planning approaches proposed being no different to other industries.
"Biotechnology finds application in a number of fields; we can apply biotechnology everywhere," Dr Sadaf Zahra told the Times of Oman on the sidelines of the Biotech fest organised by the department at the college premises.
Part of the reason that biotechnology is not being taught is that technology and engineering teachers do not feel like they are prepared to teach the subject.
Researchers in the biotechnology industry face challenges unlike researchers in other sectors.

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