introduction to biotechnology
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Introduction to Biotechnology

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 10

Introduction to Biotechnology - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 391 Views
  • Uploaded on

Introduction to Biotechnology. KHS Bioscience Career Academy. What is Biotechnology?. What is your definition of biotechnology? The definition we’ll use this year is: Biotechnology is the manipulation of living organisms and organic material to serve human needs. Examples of Biotechnology.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Introduction to Biotechnology' - ivanbritt


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
introduction to biotechnology

Introduction to Biotechnology

KHS Bioscience Career Academy

what is biotechnology
What is Biotechnology?
  • What is your definition of biotechnology?
  • The definition we’ll use this year is:
  • Biotechnology is the manipulation of living organisms and organic material to serve human needs.
examples of biotechnology
Examples of Biotechnology
  • Use of yeast
    • Bread making
    • Alcohol production
  • Beneficial bacteria
    • Penicillium to kill harmful organisms
  • Plant and animal cloning
  • Artificial insemination
biotech industry
Biotech Industry
  • Research is conducted by:
    • Small companies
    • Large corporations
    • Public universities
  • Funding comes from public and private sources
    • California passed $300 billion stem cell research referendum in 2004
research areas
Research Areas
  • Health / Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Agriscience
impact of biotech industry
Impact of Biotech Industry
  • Millions of people consume genetically modified organisms EVERY DAY
    • Especially Americans
    • 56% of soybean plantings are genetically engineered
  • GM crops accounted for 167 million acres of production in 18 countries in 2003
    • 60% of acreage was in US
biotech in nc
Biotech in NC
  • NC Biotechnology Center predicts that the industry will contribute more than $25 billion in annual income each year within the next 25 years
    • Largely due to pharmaceuticals
  • NC ranks 3rd in the number of Biotech companies (352)
biotech in nc video
Biotech in NC Video
  • http://www.ncbiotech.org/biotechnology_in_nc/BiotechnologyVideo.html
biotech websites
Biotech Websites
  • www.ncbiotech.org
  • www.bio.org
growth of biotechnology
Growth of Biotechnology
  • To get an idea of how biotechnology is growing, complete the Lab Activity on page 19 of the textbook
ad