Medical Biotechnology

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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Biotechnology

Breadth and diversity of biotechnology applications,
makes its
defining and describing
a
little difficult and different
. Some consider it a synonym for Industrial Microbiology and
the use of microorganisms
,
and some define it as the equivalent of genetic engineering.
But in general
the following definition
can be offered for biotechnology.


Application of scientific and technical methods in the conversion of materials
by

assist
ance

of
some biological agents
(microorganisms, plant and animal cells
and enzymes, etc.) to produce goods and services in agriculture, food
processing, pharmaceutical, medical and etc
”.

Although
, over time, scientists
agreed on the common concepts of Biotechnology, they
have proposed

s
eparate definition
s

for it
.
The reason

should be found in the nature of
biotechnology.
Widespread application
s

of biotechnology
have affected various
aspects
of human life

such as

economy, health
,
environment, education, agriculture
, industry
and
nutrition
. This is why scholars have called this century as Biotechnology century.
Being

armed with this knowledge
,

countries would have great potency
in dealing with
problems such as poverty

and disease,








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