What is Biotechnology: Types, Examples, Branches and Applications - Conserve Energy Future
Biotechnology is the use of biological systems found in organisms or the use of the living organisms themselves to make technological advances and adapt those technologies to various different fields. These include applications in various fields from agricultural practice to the medical sector.
The Three Branches of Biotechnology
Senior Consultant in new Research Project at Germantown, Maryland Published on Biotechnology is the science of using organic matter to develop technology. This presentation gives a general breakdown of the three branches of biotechnology that exist. 1.
Strong as a spider's web
AMSilk, a leading biotech company located near Munich, is the world's first industrial supplier of what it calls synthetic silk biopolymers - artificial spider silk. The company already uses this high-performance, fully biodegradable material for medical devices and cosmetics. As a coating for implants it is more easily accepted by the human body, while silk additives give beauty products their glow.
BIO PRINTING TECH
Building on the success of the revolutionary BioXp™ 3200 system - the world's first and only commercially available push-button automated platform for on-demand DNA assembly and amplification - the BioXp™ 3250 system enables labs to automate the synthesis of clones, gene fragments, and genomes, in order to more quickly and effectively develop treatments, vaccines, and diagnostics for our most critical health conditions, including cancer and infectious disease.
DNAzymes could outperform protein enzymes for genetic engineering
Move over, gene-editing proteins-there's a smaller, cheaper, more specific genetic engineering tool on the block: DNAzymes-small DNA molecules that can function like protein enzymes. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a technique that, for the first time, allows DNAzymes to target and cut double-stranded DNA, overcoming a significant limitation of the technology.