Brief Note on the Development of Biotechnology
Department of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,
Muthgasse 18, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Received April 10, 2013
Accepted September 23, 2013
molecular biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, PAT, QbD
Biotechnology, with the main applications in food and nutrition, dates back to the early times of mankind. In the recent decades the progress in natural sciences, mathematics and computer science has led to a new branch termed molecular biotechnology, which finally developed as an autonomous scientific discipline. The field of biotechnology, in the past generally empirically driven, now largely benefits from molecular biotechnology by improved systems, knowledge and understanding. Thereby, compliance with the recently published initiatives of the regulatory authorities to accelerate the approval process for the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals can be gained.
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