the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications (noun)
the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences (noun)
Examples of word biotechnology
Expenditures on healthcare are driven by demand, which is spurred by income and by advances in biotechnology that make health interventions increasingly effective.
Increasing farm productivity through "unsustainable" methods like chemicals and biotechnology is actually more environmentally friendly becuase it frees up land for other uses.
Big pharmaceutical companies have been particularly interested in biotechnology companies like Actelion, whose drugs are either already on the market or nearing approval and can therefore quickly generate revenue.
Use a variety of renewable feedstocks to replace oil and natural gas: Recent advances in biotechnology and chemistry mean we can create more chemicals from renewable resources like sugarcane, corn, cellulosic biomass and renewably-sourced syngas.
One of the ways we can improve exports and expand the benefits of biotechnology is to encourage countries to develop regulatory systems based on science, not politics.