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  cen-chemjobs: Job Seeker - Biotechnology
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 such things as crops, livestock, and pharmaceuticals.
Biotechnology is a source of great promise for innovations ranging from improving the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary diseases, to safer drugs, to more environmentally friendly herbicides and pesticides, to microbial processes to clean up the environment.
In addition, as more biotechnology products now in development reach the phase when they are ready for market, there will be increasing demand for chemical engineers to work on some of the production and scale-up problems of making biotechnology products in bulk, as well as bachelor's chemists for sales and marketing.
pubs.acs.org /chemjobs/jobseeker/articles/job_biotech.html   (1409 words)

 Biotechnology Fact Sheet
Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field based on a combination of biology and technology to design and produce new molecules, plants, animals, and microorganisms with improved characteristics.
Biotechnology offers seemingly unlimited opportunities to combine genes from related or unrelated species to produce useful organisms with desirable properties that were not previously found in nature.
Biotechnology may be thought of as a collection of technologies using animal and/or plant cells, biological molecules, molecular biology processes and genetic engineering for applications in medicine, agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry.
www.ndsu.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/ag/biotech.shtml   (899 words)

This article is based on Biotechnology, a report to the FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG), which met in Rome on 25-26 January 1999.
Biotechnology is more than just a scientific issue - it is seen by some as "interfering with the workings of nature and creation".
Biotechnology is increasingly market and demand driven, and most of its products result from research and development investments by the private sector in developed countries.
www.fao.org /ag/magazine/9901sp1.htm   (1144 words)

 Skyline College: Biotechnology
Biotechnology programs prepare people to work in the bioscience industry in the areas of research and development, quality systems, production, clinical testing, and diagnostic work.
Persons with a bachelor's degree or associate's degree in biotechnology may work in a variety of technical positions such as laboratory technicians, research technicians, manufacturing technicians, plant technicians and operators, assay analysts, and quality control and quality assurance assistants.
Using the principles of biotechnology, researchers conduct basic research to develop new processes and products that have application to medical or pharmaceutical areas or commercial applications in the agriculture, food, and chemical industries.
www.smccd.net /accounts/skyline/smt/biotech.html   (717 words)

 Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity
Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity: ICRC outreach to the life science community on preventing hostile use of the life sciences
The 'Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity' initiative of the ICRC is introduced here, along with background information about the prohibition of biological weapons.
The ICRC is promoting consideration of the risks, rules and responsibilities related to advances in biotechnology which may lead to their hostile use to cause poisoning and deliberately spread disease.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/bwh   (1216 words)

 Biotechnology:About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Biotechnology has been defined as "the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to provide goods and services".
Not surprisingly, biotechnology has been increasing important in a number of OECD activities, since the topic was first addressed over 20 years ago.
This free booklet describes how biotechnology and genomics science can be used to fight neglected infectious diseases as well as reviewing the challenges facing governments to overcome market failure in supply of products.
www.oecd.org /about/0,2337,en_2649_37437_1_1_1_1_37437,00.html   (353 words)

 What is Biotechnology?
Biotechnology in one form or another has flourished since prehistoric times.
The discovery that fruit juices fermented into wine, or that milk could be converted into cheese or yogurt, or that beer could be made by fermenting solutions of malt and hops began the study of biotechnology.
In its purest form, the term "biotechnology" refers to the use of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human environment.
www.accessexcellence.org /RC/AB/BC/what_is_biotechnology.html   (390 words)

 Biotechnology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine.
This definition is at odds with common usage in the United States, where "biotechnology" generally refers to recombinant DNA based and/or tissue culture based processes that have only been commercialized since the 1970s.
Biotechnology is also commonly associated with landmark breakthroughs in new medical therapies to treat diabetes, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Cancers, Arthritis, Haemophilia, Bone Fractures, Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular as well as molecular diagnostic devices than can be used to define the patient population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biotechnology   (1677 words)

 State of Illinois - Technology in Illinois Section
Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques, including genetic engineering, that are used to create, improve, or modify plants, animals, and microorganisms.
University of Illinois Biotechnology Center - The Biotechnology Center is an interdisciplinary program including 127 faculty from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Applied Life Studies, and the Beckman Institute.
Its primary mission is to augment research in Biotechnology at the University of Illinois Campus.
www.illinois.gov /Tech/tech_bio.cfm   (124 words)

 About the Biotech Program, Degrees/Certificates, Courses, Faculty - Biotechnology Department - Ohlone College
The field of Biotechnology is making groundbreaking discoveries that fight disease, improve food production, and help with cleaning up the environment.
Biotechnology is a growing industry in southern Alameda and Santa Clara Counties - with excellent opportunities, pay, and benefits to its employees.
Ohlone’s Certificate in Biotechnology provides students with an excellent preparation in various protocols and hands-on laboratory skills used in many biotech companies.
www.ohlone.edu /instr/biotech   (604 words)

 Agricultural Biotechnology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The rate of biotechnology development and adoption continues to accelerate, with colored cotton, anti-cancer tomatoes, and bananas with diarrhea vaccine all in the pipeline.
ERS has been monitoring the advance of agricultural biotechnology since 1991, and now collects its findings in a new briefing room devoted to the subject.
Concentration and Technology in Agricultural Input Industries—Recent data on mergers, acquisitions, and strategic collaborations in the agricultural biotechnology industry, as well as the emergence of "life science" conglomerates, indicate some level of consolidation.
www.ers.usda.gov /Features/Biotech.htm   (326 words)

 USAID - Biotechnology
The science of biotechnology is helping to guide more precise crop and livestock breeding efforts, to diagnose crops and livestock diseases, to develop more effective livestock vaccines, and to engineer plants resistant to diseases and pests.
USAID has recently expanded its support for biotechnology, reflecting the increasing demand in developing countries to be part of this new scientific revolution and to build their capacity to ensure the safe application of biotechnology.
Biotechnology also provides the opportunity to increase nutritional quality of crops to address the debilitating impacts of malnutrition, supporting the development of Golden Rice for Asia, golden mustard for India, and vitamin A enhanced maize for Africa.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/agriculture/biotechnology   (678 words)

 Language and Life Sciences -- a Forum Electronic Journal
Biotechnology is perhaps the most rapidly advancing area in science today.
Although there are many other aspects of biotechnology that are deserving of coverage, the area of DNA research is the foundation of all work in biotechnology.
Because advances in biotechnology overlap with most other scientific fields and impact many aspects of our lives, the topics that teachers can explore with their students are quite far-reaching.
exchanges.state.gov /forum/journal/llsintro.htm   (1136 words)

 The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Chemical Engineering: Biotechnology
Biotechnology information resources relevant to chemical and process engineering.
A global research-based pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, that is working with its customers worldwide to help ensure that diseases are prevented, managed, and cured with maximum benefit and minimum cost to patients and society.
It includes the biotechnology aspects of agriculture, medicine, veterinary science, and molecular biology/biochemistry (pure sciences).
www.che.ufl.edu /WWW-CHE/topics/biotechnology.html   (697 words)

 BIOTECH: Homepage
During the Fourth Framework programme (1994-1998) the Biotechnology programme (BIOTECH 2) implemented research, technological development and demonstration activities in line with the priorities established by the Council Decision of 15 December 1995 (Official Journal No L 361 of 31.12.1994).
It covered the period from December 1994 to December 1998, and was one of the three specific programmes implementing the Life sciences and technologies domain of the Fourth RTD Framework Programme.
During that period the total EU contribution for research activities in the biotechnology sector was ECU 595.5 million.
cordis.europa.eu /biotech/home.html   (237 words)

 Biotechnology Profesional Masters Degree Graduate Program-Home
Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary endeavor that increasingly requires employees fluent in both science and business to enable the development of new technologies and products based on the unique applications of the cellular and molecular life sciences.
The Professional Master’s Degree in Biotechnology at the California State University, Fresno offers students who are fundamentally educated in various scientific disciplines the opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills required to comprehend and commercialize these emerging technologies and/or their products.
This professional master’s program is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the breadth of biotechnology’s commercial potential and with a familiarity and working knowledge of all components of a business enterprise in order to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the biotechnology industry.
www.csufresno.edu /biology/psm/psm_biotechnology/index.html   (227 words)

 Biotechnology:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Biotechnology is having an increasingly important impact on a number of sectors and disciplines.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for progress on measuring the socio-economic effects of biotechnology, an assessment of measurement issues, and an evaluation of the needs of the users of data on biotechnology impacts.
Just released, the 2006 edition OECD Biotechnology Statistics includes data for 23 OECD countries and 2 observer countries, plus China (Shanghai), and takes a major step forward in improving the comparability of biotechnology indicators among countries.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37437_1_1_1_1_37437,00.html   (838 words)

 LiveScience.com - Biotechnology, Biotechnology And Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology News
Biotechnology is defined as the use of living organisms and other biological systems to manufacture drugs and other products for the purposes of environmental management and/or for the betterment of individual and societal health and well-being.
Biotechnology is often broken down into several distinguishing categories, including red biotechnology, which is applied to medical processes, white biotechnology, also known as grey biotechnology which deals with industrial processes, green biotechnology which applies to agricultural processes, and blue biotechnology, which deals with the marine and aquatic applications of biotechnology.
Biotechnology is now one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
www.livescience.com /biotechnology   (226 words)

This CD-ROM contains expansive units on fundamentals of biotechnology, biotechnology and plants, biotechnology and animals, and biotechnology and the environment, as well as resources for lab procedures and safety, lab notebooks and reports, lab equipment, and techniques for using the Internet to teach biotechnology.
Bio-Link is a National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center for Biotechnology that originated in late 1998 with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Overview of biotechnology in the agro-industry, crop, fisheries, forestry and livestock sectors
www.cteresource.org /publications/featured/biotechnology   (1772 words)

 Business Victoria - Science, Technology & Innovation - Biotechnology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Biotechnology is regarded as one of the keys to Victoria's future prosperity with the potential to generate enormous economic, health and environmental benefits.
The State Government supports the development and commercialisation of biotechnology research, as part of its goal to establish Victoria as one of the leaders in the new global 'knowledge economy'.
In 2001, the Government developed the Victorian Biotechnology Strategic Development Plan, which aimed to position Victoria as one of the world's top five biotechnology locations by 2010.
www.biotechnology.vic.gov.au   (419 words)

 Columbia University :. Biotechnology Program
The Biotechnology MA program trains students in modern aspects of molecular biology with a particular emphasis on approaches used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
The program is intended for students who would like a career in biotechnology without making the 5-7 year commitment to attain a Ph.D. The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are among the largest in the U.S. and there is a great demand for professionals with biotechnology expertise.
An intensive laboratory course in Biotechnology is required to give students hands on experience in biotechnology methods.
www.columbia.edu /cu/biology/pages/ma-biotech/pro/intro/index.html   (212 words)

Current issues include the broadening of the biotechnology debate to such matters as the use of genetic resources and related intellectual property rights questions, as well as liability and privacy concerns.
Enhance confidence in biotechnology by fostering better awareness of and appreciation for societal benefits arising from technological innovation; seek to prevent non science-based barriers to trade in biotechnology products; advocate sound science and risk management as the basis of regulatory approaches to food safety and environmental stewardship.
Develop a long-range plan of action for ensuring the continued use of modern biotechnology in various applications, including non-agricultural biotechnology.
www.uscib.org /index.asp?documentID=810   (683 words)

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