Definition of biopharmaceutical in English:


Line breaks: bio|pharma|ceut¦ical
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˌfɑːməˈsuːtɪk(ə)l


(usually biopharmaceuticals)
  • A biological macromolecule or cellular component, such as a blood product, used as a pharmaceutical.
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    • 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.


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  • Relating to biopharmaceuticals, or their preparation, use, or sale: biopharmaceutical proteins the biopharmaceutical industry
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    • This ruling is an important first step toward the day when citizens can find out if biopharmaceutical crops are growing near their food crops or their back yards.
    • I work for a biopharmaceutical company that's developing (among other things) anti-bacterials for MRSA and VRE.
    • As it turns 20, how healthy is the biopharmaceutical industry?

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