The Different Applications for Biotechnology Services

Biotechnology extends to more than medical applications and healthcare. A wide range of industries and everyday life elements benefit from advanced studies through biotech research and development. In this article, we peel back the layers on a few different applications for biotechnology services and offer insight into operations people currently know and use.

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology is changing the way crops and plants exist and interact with one another. Naturally, particular climates may not be suitable for certain crops. Scientists in this field can take specific characteristics and traits of genetically modified variations and increase yields in locations where pests or weather would otherwise have a negative impact. The primary objective of this genetic work is to create a more viable growing culture.

Medical Biotechnology

Medical biotechnology is one of the most well-known applications with an emphasis on human health and evolving pharmaceutical developments. In all the rapidly growing innovations transforming the biotech industry, immunotherapy and gene synthesis are two currently shaping cancer treatments and public health vaccinations. These biomedical applications use various host cells, such as bacteria, mammal, or insect cells, to study, evolve, and build new or improved proteins that lend a hand in much of modern medicine today.

Industrial Applications

The industrial applications for biotechnology services offer many shifts to various products and substances, such as food, chemicals, textiles, and detergents. Researchers and scientists alike are improving their ability to take genetically modified organisms and advance industrial diversity while potentially reducing the gas emissions associated with producing these things. A primary objective for industrial biotechnology is to get away from the current petrochemical economic structure.

A few subdivisions of industrial biotechnology include:

  • Fermentation
  • Microorganisms
  • Biocatalysts

Biofuel Applications

As rumors and fear surrounding oil resource volumes trickles throughout the globe, biofuel biotechnology studies help shed light on ways to preserve and navigate scarcity. Biotechnology works diligently with energy production services to create solutions for potentially diminishing oil reserves. While the oil and gas industry could argue the oil supply is OK, biofuel’s biotechnology services strive to advance corn production in an effort to open a new fuel door.

While each application features its own distinct studies and layers, this list helps shed light on the demand for biotechnology. Whether it’s increasing crop yields or evolving cancer research, everyone benefits from biotech in some manner.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.