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Biotechnolgy and Medicine

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    Medical biotechnology promotes the research and production of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic products used to treat and prevent diseases.

COMMON APPLICATIONS

  1. Design and manufacture of diagnostics e.g. ELISA kits, pregnancy test kits, HIV rapid test.
  2. Research, design and manufacture of medical biologics, for example insulin, vaccines and antibiotics.
  3. Regenerative medicine, for example stem cell therapy.
  4. Personalised medicines.
  5. Gene therapy.
    1. OTHER MEDICAL APPLICATION

      1. Genomics and drug delivery systems
      2. Regenerative medicine
      3. Bioinformatics
      4. Rational drug design system
      5. Personalised medicine
      6. Protein therapeutics
      7. Gene therapy for genetic disease
      8. Proteomics
      9. Biopharming

      Several concerns have been raise such as ethical conduct of medical biotechnologies but the National Biosafety Framework addresses all these

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