Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Diana Norris
A biopharmaceutical, also known as a biological medical by-product, is a pharmaceutical drug by-product that is produced in, extracted from, or semi-synthesized from biological origin. They include vaccines, whole blood, blood products, allergenic, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic protein, and living drugs used in cell therapy, in addition to completely synthesized pharmaceuticals. Biologics are living cells or tissues that are made up of sugars, proteins, nucleic acids, or compound combinations of these materials. They (or their precursors or material) are introverts of living origin, such as humans, animals, plants, fungi, or microbes. They can be used in both human and animal treatment.