American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal Biotechnology.
- n. uncountable Biotechnology
- n. countable A company specializing in biotechnology, or stock in such a company
- adj. informal of, or relating to biotechnology
- n. the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes
“Cloned livestock are the next frontier in biotech farming.”
“He's also pushed hard for stem cell research, so California can lead the way in biotech and biomedicine, and for high-speed rail.”
“There is enough potential in biotech, nanotech, and computer tech to make it possible for growth to accelerate further.”
“Great to see the city's far-sighted investment in biotech starting to pay off.”
“Investment in biotech and medical device companies climbed 10 percent and financing for clean technology start-ups was up 14 percent.”
“Fallout-wise, if the biotech people think that silly software patents are threatening their business, is there any chance of them joining with tech people to redefine patents away from software and retrench them in biotech?”
“However, surging oil prices and advances in biotech over the past decade have refueled the algae biocrude race.”
“There is cause for cautious optimism that the stellar growth in biotech crops, witnessed in the first decade of commercialization, 1996 to 2005, will continue and probably be surpassed in the second decade 2006-2015.”
“No-till farming without biotech is possible, but it's more difficult and expensive, which is why no-till and biotech are advancing in tandem.”
“A recent break-up with long-term biotech partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc has freed up Lilly to pursue all types of diabetes products instead of being blocked by firewalls enacted as part of their partnership.”
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