Biotechnology can be utilized as a “toolbox” that solves problems and leverages our understanding of the natural sciences to create “out of the box” solutions for many of our world’s challenges and problems. We leverage biotechnology to grow our food and feed our people, to create medicines and vaccines to battle diseases.
We sometimes think of biotechnology as a new area for exploration, but its rich history dates back to 8000 B.C when the domestication of crops and livestock made it possible for people and civilizations to survive and proliferate. The 17th century discovery of cells and later discoveries of proteins and genes had a tremendous impact on the evolution of biotechnology.
Biotechnology is rooted in the biological sciences of genetics, microbiology, animal cell cultures, molecular biology, embryology and cellular biology. The discoveries of biotechnology are intimately interlaced in the industry sectors for development in agriculture, biofuels, biomanufacturing, human health, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicines and vaccines.
The foundation of biotechnology is based in our understanding of cells, proteins and genes as biologists study the structure and functions of cells-what cells do and how they do it. Biomedical researchers use their understanding of genes, cells and proteins to pinpoint the differences between diseased and healthy dells. Once we discover how diseased cells are altered, we then can more easily develop new medical diagnostics, devices and therapies to treat diseases and chronic conditions.
Below are several of the disciplines and focus areas our firm represents:
- Senior Scientist
- Environmental Health and Safety Officer
- Bioprocess Engineer
- Research and Development
- Project Managers
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Laboratory Managers
- Laboratory Technicians
- Industrial Hygienists
North Carolina alone accounts for nearly a quarter of a million biotechnology jobs which is an indication of the industries health and growth potential. Scientific advances in biomanufacturing, Agbio, vaccines, nanobiotechnology, and human health will pave a bright future for companies and careers in biotechnology.
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