Definition of biopharmaceutical in English:

biopharmaceutical

noun

usually biopharmaceuticals
  • A biological macromolecule or cellular component, such as a blood product, used as a pharmaceutical.

    • ‘He is most concerned about biopharmaceuticals as a major problem for the future.’
    • ‘A couple of examples from my own experience at FDA with the review of biopharmaceuticals will illustrate the tension between the regulatory culture and innovation.’
    • ‘That includes communications technology, Internet infrastructure, and biopharmaceuticals - all areas that are critical to other companies and have the potential of long-term profitability.’
    • ‘These new GM crops, known as biopharmaceuticals, or biopharms for short, produce industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals within their tissues.’
    • ‘Wireless, in fact, is one of the few sectors, along with biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and equipment, in which the net dollars flowing into startup deals are going up.’
    • ‘Volunteer corn in both locations contained traces of unidentified biopharmaceuticals from 2001 field trials.’
    • ‘The second area where we have enormous strength is in our core technical competencies, which enable us to conduct effective product development in pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and devices.’
    • ‘Business leaders say the future lies in even more highly skilled math and science related jobs such as medical devices and testing, biopharmaceuticals and sophisticated homeland security and defense industries.’
    • ‘Whether such biopharmaceuticals will be regulated under the protocol remains to be seen, says Dawkins: ‘That was still far enough into the future that it wasn't addressed directly.’
    • ‘In positioning itself for the decade ahead, the IDA has targeted the biotechnology sector in particular, as pharmaceutical companies begin to switch the manufacturing process from chemicals to biopharmaceuticals.’
    • ‘I like cryptography, nanotechnology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence and biopharmaceuticals, but I think the most life changing technologies of the future will spring from neuroscience.’
    • ‘As for particular sectors and industries, the life sciences - biopharmaceuticals and medical devices are getting most of the buzz right now and at least some of the money.’
    • ‘Some biopharmaceuticals have sales of over $1 billion.’
    • ‘‘The future of biopharmaceuticals has simply never been brighter,’ said Laos.’
    • ‘Biotechnology is expected to contribute massively to the global economy, largely through the introduction of recombinant DNA technology to the production of biopharmaceuticals.’
    • ‘Well, lucky for them they got there first because the commercial application of using cells for factories so that hormones and proteins could produce biopharmaceuticals wasn't lost on the business world.’

adjective

  • Relating to biopharmaceuticals, or their preparation, use, or sale.

    ‘biopharmaceutical proteins’
    ‘the biopharmaceutical industry’
    • ‘The biopharmaceutical company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003.’
    • ‘A number of biopharmaceutical patents are due to expire in the next few years, or have already expired.’
    • ‘The city's 300 biopharmaceutical companies account for nearly half of all Canadian activities in the sector, employing over 18,000 people.’
    • ‘As it turns 20, how healthy is the biopharmaceutical industry?’
    • ‘This ruling is an important first step toward the day when citizens can find out if biopharmaceutical crops are growing near their food crops or their back yards.’
    • ‘In Mexico, people are distressed by the possibility that biopharmaceutical corn could be introduced in the country.’
    • ‘The crop had been contaminated by biopharmaceutical corn which was planted last year in the same field and unexpectedly sprouted again.’
    • ‘The USDA needs to publicly document every single secret trial crop in the nation, and demonstrate a genuine commitment to regulating the biopharmaceutical industry.’
    • ‘This does not bode well in the short term for the highly innovative, niche-conscious strategy of many biopharmaceutical companies.’
    • ‘The 330 biopharmaceutical jobs announced yesterday will be created by a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, Centocor, over the next five years.’
    • ‘I work for a biopharmaceutical company that's developing (among other things) anti-bacterials for MRSA and VRE.’
    • ‘Informed sources said the biopharmaceutical firm expected to raise the funds from Irish, British and American investors.’
    • ‘He has been involved in all aspects of biopharmaceutical research and development, with a particular focus on the development of products to prevent and treat infectious disease.’
    • ‘What if biopharmaceutical crops end up in animal feed?’
    • ‘SmithKline Beecham decided on Singapore, rather than Australia, to build a $100 million biopharmaceutical plant.’
    • ‘The firm plans to construct a biopharmaceutical manufacturing centre in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, creating an estimated 330 jobs.’
    • ‘Nationally, approximately 1,400 biopharmaceutical companies are developing - by the industry's own count - perhaps 350 drugs.’
    • ‘The biopharmaceutical industry is an area in which the patent system is important because it makes a difference in whether firms will invest in research.’
    • ‘This campus is truly world-class in scale and quality and is a tremendous endorsement of Ireland as a location for future biopharmaceutical investment.’
    • ‘Biopharmaceutical products now represent about a third of the world's total pharmaceutical pipeline.’

Pronunciation

biopharmaceutical

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˌfɑːməˈs(j)uːtɪk(ə)l/