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biological

 [bi″o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
1. pertaining to biology.
2. a medicinal preparation made from living organisms and their products, such as a serum or vaccine.
biological clock the physiologic mechanism that governs the rhythmic occurrence of certain biochemical, physiologic, and behavioral phenomena in living organisms. See also biological rhythms.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
Relating to biology.

biologic

(bī′ə-lŏj′ĭk)
n.
A preparation that is synthesized from living organisms or their products, especially a human or animal protein, such as a hormone or antitoxin, that is used as a diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic agent. Also called biological drug.
adj.
Variant of biological.

biologic

adjective Referring to biology; biological.
 
noun Any therapeutic serum, toxin, anti-toxin or analogous microbial product applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of diseases or injuries; a bioengineered therapeutic agent—e.g., a hormone, antibody, cytokine—produced in bacteria, animals and other organisms.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.
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Scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of National Institute of Health, speculated that biologic age may be tied to environmental exposures.
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"The billion-dollar question has been whether these 'generic biologics' are the same as the brand-name versions," said study leader Dr. Caleb Alexander, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins and co-director of the university's Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness.
The analysis showed no statistically significant difference in time to first biologic use between the patients on a combination regimen and those on oral methotrexate monotherapy.
Although the Food and Drug Administration oversees approval of biologic medicines and designation of interchangeability, policies governing whether one product may be substituted in place of a doctor's prescription and whether a pharmacist must inform patients and doctors are covered by state law.
The funds will help the UK biotech consortium - made up of six organisations including CPI - to overcome some of the biggest "shortcomings" that currently exist in the biologics supply chain - and help keep costs down for patients.
"We are very excited to launch these two new assays, which will give our clients close to real-time results on the quality and composition of their complex biologic products," said Chad Ronholdt of LABS.
In situations in which there is active infection or significant contamination, biologic grafts may not be appropriate as they deteriorate as a result of the bacterial collagenases.
But the findings support the safety and effectiveness of the shingles vaccine for those using biologic medications.
Also, it is unclear whether existing models have fully taken into account the potential incentives for follow-on biologic players in the US to file biologics licence applications (BLAs) rather than abbreviated biologics licence applications (aBLAs).