Biotechnology is the vast field that uses scientific strategies with
organisms to produce new kinds of organisms or new products for agricultural,
medical, industrial, and scientific purposes. It includes genetic manipulation
& DNA recombinant technology of organisms to produce Insulin, hormones,
human albumin, antibiotics, follism, monoclonal antibodies, and many drugs for
previously untreatable diseases also.
It is also frequently associated with landmark breakthroughs in new
medical therapies to treat diabetes, Hepatitis
B, Hepatitis C, Cancers, Arthritis, Haemophilia, Bone Fractures,
Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular as well as molecular diagnostic devices than can be used to define
the patient population. Herceptin is the first drug accepted for use with a
matching diagnostic test and is used to treat breast cancer in women whose
cancer cells express the protein HER2.