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What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is an exciting and growing field which has been described as the "Science for the New Millennium." Biotechnology is commonly defined as any technique that uses living organisms, or parts of living organisms, to make useful products. In this sense, biotechnology techniques are not new; they have been around for centuries to make such things as bread, wine and cheese. Today, biotechnology uses sophisticated laboratory techniques involving living cells and molecules to create diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural, environmental, and other products that benefit society.

For more information about biotechnology and the degree and certificate options, contact:
David Sprague, Ph.D.
Chair, Biotechnology
Temple College & Texas Bioscience Institute
5701 Airport Road
Temple, Texas 76502
(254) 298-8638