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n. Informal


(Biochemistry) short for biotechnology


(ˈbaɪ oʊˌtɛk)

[1970–75; by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biotech - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processesbiotech - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes; "biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"
molecular biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
bioremediation - the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
gene-splicing, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology - the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism


modif [industry] → biotechnologique; [company] → de biotechnologie; [shares] → biotechnologique
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The biotech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area traces its roots back more than 30 years to when Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer's DNA experiments ventured into a new frontier.
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Only biotech foods have sparked a campaign among farmers calling for a moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) wheat, and prompted some parents to campaign against genetically engineered foods in school cafeterias.
From the 101 Corridor to Biotech Beach, an area that stretches from Ventura to San Diego counties, universities, city development departments and incubators - communities of entrepreneurs, academics and investors collaborating to develop new ventures - are looking for ways to grow the sector.
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The Institute has signed new contracts with two dozen companies, among them other big drug firms, small biotech outfits and nonprofit organizations.
The so-called Earth Liberation Front burned down a crop biotech lab at Michigan State University on New Year's Eve in 1999, destroying years of work and causing $400,000 in property damage.
As someone who has spent time practicing medicine and in a biotech start-up company, I am struck by how different the two cultures are.