biotech

noun

bio·​tech ˈbī-ō-ˌtek How to pronounce biotech (audio)
plural biotechs
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: a company that utilizes biotechnology (as in the development of drugs or diagnostics for medicine)
At present, there is no common technology platform for obtaining or sharing genomics information, so biotechs are scrambling to develop their own systems for sifting through the data.Arlene Weintraub

Examples of biotech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The San Diego biotech company announced the C-suite transitions on Tuesday after markets closed. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2024 The company initially became known for helping biotech and medical companies develop AI software to automatically classify images of cells and classify medical images. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Sign up to get our biotech newsletter in your inbox. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 5 Apr. 2024 Roy de Souza’s journey into the world of biotech began after his wife was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017. Chase Clements, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 The tech and biotech layoffs arrive on the heels of an EDD jobs report that showed the tech industry suffered net job losses in January. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024 The kidney came from a pig engineered by the biotech company eGenesis, which removed three genes involved in potential rejection of the organ. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Local biotech Capstan Therapeutics exceeded its fundraising goal by $50 million despite a tough venture capital environment. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Should a pharmaceutical company set up advanced R & D centers in mainland China or purchase a Chinese biotech firm, given the long-run trajectory of relations between Beijing and the West? Jami Miscik, Foreign Affairs, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of biotech was in 1967

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“Biotech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotech. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

biotech

noun
bio·​tech ˈbī-ō-ˌtek How to pronounce biotech (audio)
1
2
: a company that utilizes biotechnology (as in the development of drugs or diagnostics for medicine)

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