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How are biotechnology products made?

Biotechnology is not just one technology, but many. Therefore, biotechnology can produce a wide variety of  products across a range of industry sectors, including:

  • A new way to cure cancer
  • Plastic from corn instead of petroleum
  • Microorganisms that clean up oil spills
  • Drought-resistant crops
  • Ethanol (fuel) from fermentation

And the horizons only continue to expand.

Biological Processes

Even though such products may be very different, and use different biological processes to produce them, most companies making a biotechnology product operate in a similar way.