biopharmaceutical


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biopharmaceutical

(bī′ō-fär′mə-so͞o′tĭ-kəl)
n.
A drug produced by means of biotechnology, consisting of a large, complex molecule such as a protein rather than a small molecule.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a drug or drugs produced by means of biotechnology: the biopharmaceutical industry.
2. Of or relating to properties of pharmaceutical preparations and their effects after administration: biopharmaceutical factors affecting intestinal absorption of the drug.

biopharmaceutical

A generic term for a biomolecule (e.g., proteins), including antibodies and nucleic acids and antisense oligonucleotides, which are produced in a transgenic organism—e.g., mice, livestock, fish, or plant—and used as a therapeutic agent.
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Our Shanghai facility plays an important role in our globally leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing business and embodies our continuous and long-term commitment to China," said Hubertus von Baumbach, chairman of the board of managing directors, Boehringer Ingelheim.
The clincher for Vienna was ultimately the companys desire to additionally secure the market supply of biopharmaceutical products and to balance the risk by establishing a further independent facility.
BioPartners, Baar, Switzerland, a privately-owned biopharmaceuticals company has expressed disappointment that its biosimilar Interferon Alpha, Alpheon(R), had received a negative opinion from the European Medicines Agency's Committee on Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).
WASHINGTON -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association says "sound science" supports the marketing of generic biopharmaceuticals, and it has called on the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate the approval of affordable biopharmaceuticals.