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"Bioscience" redirects here. For the scientific journal, see BioScience. For life sciences generally, see life science. Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).[1] Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of bioengineering, biomedical engineering, etc. For thousands of years, humankind has used biotechnology in agriculture, food production, and medicine.[2] The term is largely believed to have been coined in 1919 by Hungarian engineer Károly Ereky. In the late 20th and early 21st century, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences such as genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, and development of pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests.[2]

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List of biotechnology companies A biotechnology company is a company whose products or services primarily use biotechnology methods for their production, design or delivery. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity defines 'biotechnology' as: "Any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use." [ 1 ] In other words, biotechology can be defined as the mere application of technical advances in life science to develop commercial products. [ edit ] Independent biotechnology companies China visit seals deal on 'China Eden' project - BBC News Image copyright Eden Project Sir Tim Smit has signed a contract to build an Eden Project on the east coast of China. Costing an estimated £100m, it would dwarf the original domed biomes built on the site of a former clay pit in southwest England. He said it would be an "iconic building" to demonstrate the region's commitment to sustainability. The site at Qingdao is mid-way between Beijing and Shanghai, where the water sports were held in the 2008 Olympics. A contract to build a "China Eden" was signed after a meeting in London between executives from the original Cornish venue and business leaders in the UK for China's state visit.

Elon Musk Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor,[8][9] engineer,[10] and inventor.[15] He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-chairman of OpenAI; founder and CEO of Neuralink. He was previously co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal.[20] As of May 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $15.2 billion, making him the 80th-wealthiest person in the world.[21] In December 2016, Musk was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.[22] In addition to his primary business pursuits, he has also envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.[26][27]

Intelligence™: Top 25 Biotech Companies Below are the top 25 biotechnology companies based on market capitalization at the end of the second quarter 2012, and Q2 2011, calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the share price. U.S. companies generally report their numbers of outstanding shares in their 10-Q quarterly earnings filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Companies based outside the U.S. either disclose market cap directly, or their numbers of shares “in issue” or “in free issue” in half-year and full-year results disclosures. For all companies, closing share prices as of the dates of their outstanding-shares figures can be found through any of several free stock information websites.

nanotechnology Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Deus ex machina Deus ex machina (Latin: [ˈdeʊs ɛks ˈmaː.kʰɪ.naː]: /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiːəs ɛks ˈmækᵻnə/;[1] plural: dei ex machina) is a Latin calque from Greek ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός (apò mēkhanês theós), meaning "god from the machine".[2] The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object. Depending on how it is done, it can be intended to allow a story to continue when the writer has "painted himself into a corner" and sees no other way out, to surprise the audience, to bring the tale to a happy ending, or as a comedic device. Origin of the expression[edit] Ancient examples[edit] Aristophanes' play Thesmophoriazusae parodies Euripides' frequent use of the crane by making Euripides himself a character in the play and bringing him on stage by way of the mechane. Modern theatrical examples[edit]

Single-Use Bioreactor Roundup A number of bioprocess analysts estimate that the entire single-use market has been growing at about 15–20% per year. Single-use bioreactors (SUB), in particular, are rapidly increasing in popularity and seem destined to stay. GEN polled a number of leading SUB biomanufacturers for their insights on this technology. What are the biggest challenges for manufacturers of single-use bioreactors? Why India is increasing its UK investments Image copyright Oli Scarff When it comes to Indian investment in the UK, among the most high profile is Tata Motors' ownership of carmaker Jaguar Land Rover. Yet this is just the tip of an iceberg when it comes to UK firms owned by Indian businesses. The visit to the UK by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which starts on Thursday, comes at a time when India is emerging as perhaps the strongest player among the so-called Bric nations - Brazil, Russia, India and China. While the Brazilian, Chinese and Russian economies are all showing signs of slowing, India is booming.