Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technological Development's Report on Biotechnology (SC 1, 2016)

Biotechnology refers to any technological process which uses living organisms, or derivatives thereof to make or modify new products or improve existing ones. Biotechnology techniques that are applied include tissue culture, vaccine production, genetic modification and fermentation. Biotechnology involves industrial biotechnology, medical biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, pharmaceutical biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. Indeed biotechnology has found a lot of application and use in majority of sectors of our economy.

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