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Biotechnology

Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologics, are drugs that are produced using biotechnology. Biopharmaceuticals are typically large, complex molecules that are not easily synthesized chemically. Instead, biopharmaceuticals are produced using living cells or microorganisms that have been genetically engineered to produce the desired molecule. This process is known as biomanufacturing.

Biotech and biopharmaceuticals are closely related fields, as biotechnology is a key tool used in the development of biopharmaceuticals.

WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY?

Biotechnology is the use of living organisms or their products to create useful products, processes, or technologies. In the field of medicine, biotechnology is used to develop new drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tests.

use of biopharmaceuticals and biotechnology in a laboratory

WHAT ARE BIOPHARMACEUTICALS?

HOW ARE BIOTECH AND BIOPHARMACEUTICALS RELATED?

Biotechnology plays a critical role in the development of biopharmaceuticals, as it provides the tools and techniques needed to engineer living cells or microorganisms to produce specific molecules. For example, recombinant DNA technology allows researchers to insert a gene for a specific protein into a bacterial or mammalian cell, which can then be grown in large quantities to produce the protein.

In addition to biomanufacturing, biotechnology is also used in the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies. For example, gene editing technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 are being used to develop new therapies for genetic diseases, while next-generation sequencing technologies are helping to advance personalized medicine.

Overall, biotech and biopharmaceuticals are closely intertwined fields that rely on each other to advance the field of medicine. Biotechnology provides the tools and techniques needed to develop new biopharmaceuticals, while biopharmaceuticals are driving innovation and progress in the field of medicine.

OUR PORTFOLIO

At BSC, we offer several ingredients and agents for biotech applications:

  • Alginate - Alginate offers a range of alginates that are used as biomaterials in various biotech applications, including cell encapsulation, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Alginate is a biocompatible and biodegradable material that can be easily modified to suit specific application needs.

  • Collagen - Collagen is used in various biotech applications, including tissue engineering, wound healing, and drug delivery. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is highly biocompatible and can be easily modified to suit specific application needs.

  • Hyaluronic Acidare - This used in various biotech applications, including drug delivery, wound healing, and tissue engineering. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is highly biocompatible and can be easily modified to suit specific application needs.

  • Chitosan - Chitosan is used in various biotech applications, including wound healing, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Chitosan is a biocompatible and biodegradable material that can be easily modified to suit specific application needs.

  • Bioresorbable Polymers - These can be used in various biotech applications, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, and medical device coatings. These polymers are biocompatible and biodegradable, and they can be easily modified to suit specific application needs.

  • PLGA - PLGA has been used to develop a wide range of drug delivery systems, including microspheres, nanoparticles, and implants. For example, PLGA microspheres can be loaded with drugs and injected into the body, where they slowly release the drug over time. PLGA nanoparticles can also be used for targeted drug delivery, as they can be engineered to selectively bind to specific cells or tissues.

  • Adjuvants - These are another important component of biopharmaceuticals, as they help to enhance the immune response to vaccines. Adjuvants are substances that are added to vaccines to stimulate the immune system and enhance the body's response to the vaccine. Some common adjuvants used in vaccines include aluminum salts, oil-in-water emulsions, and saponins.


In addition to biomanufacturing, biotechnology is also used in the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies. For example, gene editing technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 are being used to develop new therapies for genetic diseases, while next-generation sequencing technologies are helping to advance personalized medicine.

Overall, biotech and biopharmaceuticals are closely intertwined fields that rely on each other to advance the field of medicine. Biotechnology provides the tools and techniques needed to develop new biopharmaceuticals, while biopharmaceuticals are driving innovation and progress in the field of medicine.

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