Trends in Biotechnology and Ties with Chemical Engineering

Author(s): Seyed Nezameddin Ashrafizadeh, Zahra Seifollahi

Biotechnology is a broad field that deals with the exploitation of living organisms to develop products beneficial for sustainable development. Biotechnology develops cellular and molecular processes to produce products and technologies that can help improve human life. This technology has a variety of applications that play a major role in human well-being. In this article, after defining and describing biotechnology and providing a brief review of the history of this technology, its important and effective applications are addressed and eminent recent publications have been thoroughly reviewed. Explaining the relationship between biotechnology and other scientific disciplines, especially chemical engineering, has been one of the objectives of this article. In addition, according to the authors' approach regarding the familiarity of the student community with this technology, present article has been written with fluent composition and avoidance of expressing specialized details.

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