Biotechnology has created more than 200 new therapies and vaccines, including products to
treat cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and autoimmune disorders. This report examines the applications of biotechnology in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
There are more than 400 biotech drug products and vaccines currently in clinical trials targeting more than 200 diseases, including various cancers, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and arthritis.
Biotechnology is responsible for hundreds of medical diagnostic tests that keep the blood supply safe from HIV and detect other conditions early enough to be successfully treated. Home pregnancy tests are also biotechnology diagnostic products.
There is a deep connection between biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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Publication Date: November 2010