Biotechnology is the exploitation of science to generate greater efficiencies and new products in the areas of food, agriculture, energy and health. It involves the technological harnessing of biology to help improve the lives and health of the planets inhabitants.
Biopharmaceuticals is a division of biotechnology that treats the underlying symptoms and causes of diseases such as autoimmune diseases and cancers.
The biotechnology industry is strong at the moment with 2013 seeing over 30 IPO's.
Biotechnology Industry Organization
The European Association for Bio- industries
Biotechnology Clusters Map