Definition of biopharmaceutical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˌfärməˈso͞odək(ə)l/


(usually biopharmaceuticals)
A biological macromolecule or cellular component, such as a blood product, used as a pharmaceutical.
Example sentences
  • The second area where we have enormous strength is in our core technical competencies, which enable us to conduct effective product development in pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and devices.
  • Biotechnology is expected to contribute massively to the global economy, largely through the introduction of recombinant DNA technology to the production of biopharmaceuticals.
  • These new GM crops, known as biopharmaceuticals, or biopharms for short, produce industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals within their tissues.


Relating to biopharmaceuticals, or their preparation, use, or sale: biopharmaceutical proteins the biopharmaceutical industry
More example sentences
  • SmithKline Beecham decided on Singapore, rather than Australia, to build a $100 million biopharmaceutical plant.
  • Nationally, approximately 1,400 biopharmaceutical companies are developing - by the industry's own count - perhaps 350 drugs.
  • The firm plans to construct a biopharmaceutical manufacturing centre in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, creating an estimated 330 jobs.

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Syllabification: bi·o·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal

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