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Industrial Biotechnology

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The use of microorganisms and biomolecules to make products of economic importance.

INDUSTRY BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
Food processing Production fermented products e.g. cheese, yoghurt, bread and wine
Pharmaceutics Production of medical biologics
Textile Enzyme based detergents
Leather making Tanning, dehairing
Mining Bioleaching
Biofuels Biogas, biodiesel, green fuel
Pulp and paper Paper making and recycling, Bioplatics

COMMON APPLICATIONS

  1. Manufacture of diagnostics e.g. ELISA kits, pregnancy test kits, HIV rapid test.
  2. Manufacturing of Therapeutics like insulin for diabetic patients, antibiotics and more drugs.
    1. OTHER MEDICAL APPLICATION

      1. Food production efficiency.
      2. Reduced consumption of energy, water and raw materials.
      3. Improved quality and efficiency of production.
      4. Reduced generation of waste and environmental pollutants.
      5. Bulk reduction.
      6. Cost reduction.

      POTENTIAL BENEFITS

      Although these applications play a pivotal role in a development, potential implications of biotechnology will be significant. Regulation frameworks have been designed to address all concerns for the best interests of the Zimbabwean population.
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