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biopharma

Syllabification: bi·o·phar·ma
Pronunciation: /ˈbīōˌfärmə
 
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Definition of biopharma in English:

noun

1 [usually as modifier] Biopharmaceutical companies collectively as a sector of industry: biopharma firms specializing in the development of new cancer drugs. Asia-Pacific countries may eventually be the centre for global biopharma
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  • Biopharma involves a heavy commitment to research and aims to use naturally-occurring ingredients in the manufacture of drugs, rather than inputs with a synthetic chemical base.
  • With biopharma still in its infancy, the Grange Castle development is of potential significance to the Irish economy.
  • One is a process development lab, which will assist Indian biopharma companies in developing and scaling up manufacturing processes for new products and also train their process personnel.
1.1A biopharmaceutical company: large West Coast biopharmas
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  • Instead of making very large bets on relatively few potential blockbuster drug candidates, biopharmas are focusing more on therapies that are addressing specific disease areas.
  • Recent high-profile deals between Indian biotech companies and multinational biopharmas have proved that India's growing biotechnology sector is a source for R&D collaborations and innovative treatments.
  • ApoLife has licensed its technology to three major biopharmas and is working with two other companies to produce therapeutics and diagnostics and stem cell factors.

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