• 40,000 bioscience businesses• 1.2 million direct jobs• 5.8 million additional jobs• $66,775 average annual wage• $26,000 above private sector average
1. Bioproduction of sustainable chemicals, energy and other materials2. Genetically modified crops to increase sustainable food production3. Seawater bioprocesses to produce fuel and chemicals4. Zero-waste bio-processing5. Carbon dioxide as a raw material6. Regenerative medicine to create new organs7. Rapid & precise development and manufacturing of medicine & vaccines8. Accurate, fast, cheap, and personalized diagnostics and prognostics9. Biotech improvements to soil and water10. Advanced healthcare through genome sequencing
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: biopharmaceuticals discovery(CNS, cancer, cardiovascular, endocrine, immune); vaccines; antibodies; protein engineering.Plant and Environment: transgenic plants and crops; bioremediation; microbial diversity; bio-monitoring;photosynthetic microorganisms, cyanobacteria and microalgae.Industrial and Manufacturing: bio-fuels; energy crops (cellulosic ethanol industry); industrial enzymes;bioprocess engineering and optimization.Medical Biotechnology: biopharmaceutical manufacturing; diagnostics; imaging; pharmacogenomics(personalized medicine); microarray technology; biomarkers.Regenerative Medicine: stem cells, gene therapy; tissue engineering; cell based therapy; cell cultivation.Marine Biotechnology: EnvironmentApplications of Marine Biotechnology; Marine Natural Products;Bioproducts and Bioactive Compounds; Marine Microbiology and Biodiversity; Marine-based DrugDiscovery & Development; Genomics and Proteomics of Marine Organisms; Aquatic Microbial Ecology.Other areas: Food; Marine; Bio-safety; Systems Biology, Clinical Research/clinical trials; bioethics;nanobiotechnology.