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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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Since 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim China Biopharmaceuticals has been operating its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clinical material supply at 100L and 500L scales.
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Our own promising biopharmaceutical development projects and the heavy market demand for contract manufacturing were the basis for our decision to invest long-term in our biopharmaceuticals activities to this extent, explained Dr Wolfgang Baiker, member of the Board of Managing Directors responsible for biopharmaceuticals and operations.
Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with an affiliate in Germany, BioPartners is a global biopharmaceuticals company and a leader in the emerging field of multi-source biopharmaceuticals.
With about 350 products in clinical testing and more than 1,000 others in early developmental phases, biopharmaceuticals are growing at nearly twice the rate of other drugs.