Category Archives: Biotechnology

A Look at the Top Trends in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Today

A Look at the Top Trends in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Today

The biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry’s ongoing drive for improved productivity and efficiency has led to the emergence of a number of important trends over the last year. Read on to learn more about what forces are shaping and driving biopharma manufacturing today. Continuous bioprocessing According to biotechnology marketing research and publishing firm BioPlan Associates’ most recent… Continue Reading

This Amazing New Test Can Detect Cancer in Minutes

This Amazing New Test Can Detect Cancer in Minutes

The way we test for cancer could be about to change dramatically thanks to a revolutionary new screening method that was recently unveiled by scientists at UCLA. The most impressive thing about this new test? It’s entirely spit-powered. Lead researcher David Wong and his UCLA colleagues have developed a new technique for detecting the presence… Continue Reading

A Look at the Ambitious Plan to Synthesize the Human Genome

A Look at the Ambitious Plan to Synthesize the Human Genome

The biotechnology community is abuzz with the recent formal announcement that plans are afoot to synthesize the human genome. The announcement, which was published in early June in the journal Science, served as the official launch for the “Human Genome Project-write” (HGP-write), an effort that aims to build on the knowledge of the original Human… Continue Reading

What Are a New Drug’s Chances of Clinical Trials Success?

What Are a New Drug’s Chances of Clinical Trials Success?

The biomedical industry is celebrating the recent release of a new study that provides a much-needed, detailed picture of clinical drug development over the past decade. The study was conducted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in partnership with biomarker R&D firm Amplion and pharmaceutical intelligence firm Biomedtracker. Entitled “Clinical Development Success Rates 2006-2015,” it… Continue Reading

New Study Promotes Important Benefits of GM Crops

New Study Promotes Important Benefits of GM Crops

Countries around the world continue to examine the role of genetically modified (GM) crops in the future of food production and food security. A new study has been added to the growing body of evidence outlining the economic and environmental benefits that the use of seeds improved with biotechnology can bring to global agriculture. Released… Continue Reading

What Happens When Technology Meets Flowers?

What Happens When Technology Meets Flowers?

Biotechnology is all about taking lessons from nature, and some of today’s most innovative biotech researchers are looking for those lessons in a surprising place: the world of flowers. Scientific exploration currently taking place at the intersection of flowers and technology has yielded an incredible range of new ideas, products, and possibilities. Read on for… Continue Reading

What Are Biomarkers, and How Are They Used?

What Are Biomarkers, and How Are They Used?

Biomarkers are becoming an increasingly important component of biomedicine, particularly in the field of cancer detection and drug development. But what exactly is a biomarker, and how does it help scientists and physicians screen for and treat different diseases? Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this key biomedical… Continue Reading