biopharmaceutical

noun
bio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ ˌbī-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsü-ti-kəl How to pronounce biopharmaceutical (audio) \

Definition of biopharmaceutical

: a pharmaceutical derived from biological sources and especially one produced by biotechnology

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biopharmaceutical adjective

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The most competitive life science sector, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, fell from an index of 11.13 in 2013 to 7.64 last year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California maintains life science dominance, report finds," 3 June 2019 The biopharmaceutical company said Ms. Washington will step down as CFO on March 1, 2020, after more than a decade in the role. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "Gilead Sciences CFO Robin Washington to Retire," 30 Apr. 2019 The White House has complained that China has used predatory practices in a relentless push to grant Chinese companies an unfair advantage in the industries of the future, including robotics, electric cars and biopharmaceuticals. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "US prepares to impose new tariffs on additional $200B worth of Chinese goods," 2 Oct. 2018 Lyrica’s mortgage burning is a high-profile manifestation of the fundamental contract the biopharmaceutical industry has with America. Peter Kolchinsky, WSJ, "Let’s Throw a Patent-Burning Party," 30 Sep. 2018 As the innovation economy in Kendall Square continues to expand—investment in Massachusetts biopharmaceutical companies tripled between 2008 and 2017, reaching $3.1 billion annually—continued growth is about more than just talent. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "As top innovation hub expands, can straining local infrastructure keep pace?," 6 Nov. 2018 The White House has complained that China has used predatory practices in a relentless push to grant Chinese companies an unfair advantage in the industries of the future, including robotics, electric cars and biopharmaceuticals. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "US to impose new tariffs on additional $200B worth of Chinese imports," 10 July 2018 The switch in accounting methods raised the value of the stake in the affiliated biopharmaceutical company to 4.9 trillion South Korean won (about $4.3 billion) from 290 billion won. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "South Korea Regulator Says Samsung BioLogics Violated Accounting Rules," 12 July 2018 In March of 2017, the biopharmaceutical company filed a suit against Russian Nativa in an effort to halt their production and sale of the drug. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Russian Drugmaker Granted License to Produce Celgene Copycat," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of biopharmaceutical

1971, in the meaning defined above

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biopharmaceutical

adjective
bio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ ˌbī-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsüt-i-kəl How to pronounce biopharmaceutical (audio) \

Medical Definition of biopharmaceutical

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to biopharmaceutics or biopharmaceuticals a biopharmaceutical company biopharmaceutical drugs

biopharmaceutical

noun

Medical Definition of biopharmaceutical (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pharmaceutical derived from biological sources and especially one produced by biotechnology

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