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acatech HORIZONS Biotechnology

This brochure of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering provides an overview of products that are or will be manufactured using biotechnology.

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What do vanilla ice cream and a coronavirus vaccine have in common? Like many other everyday products such as bread, wine, apple juice, medicines, shampoo and even sneakers, they both involve biotechnology. But what exactly is biotechnology? It includes any industrial application using biological processes to manufacture a product. What changes has biotechnology seen over the centuries and where do we come across it today? And most importantly, how can it help us meet the challenges of the present and the future? acatech’s new HORIZONS Biotechnology answers these and other vital questions.


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