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Vocabulary Term Details

Biotechnology

Definition (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/whatchemistsdo/careers/biotechnology.html)

Biotechnology is the application of biological organisms, systems, or processes by various industries to learning about the science of life and the improvement of the value of materials and organisms such as pharmaceuticals, crops, and livestock. It is a relatively new and fast-developing field that integrates knowledge from several traditional sciences: biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering. (ACS)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Technology
N/ABiolistics
Biological preservation
Biology
Biosafety
Biosynthesis
Fermentation
Genetic engineering
Medical sciences
Molecular biology
Pharmacology
Reproduction control

This term is used for the following terms: 
Bioengineering
Biological techniques (bioengineering)
Biomedical engineering
Biotechniques
Microbiological engineering

Approved Date
22-Oct-2013

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