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BioPortfolio is a leading news, information and knowledge resource covering the global life science industries impacted on by biotechnology. The site aims to provide the lay person, the researcher and the management executive with a single location to source core information on specific bio-related topics, to collate relevant data associated with each topic and to point the user to relevant knowledge resources.
We publish up to the minute news (see biotechnology news categories) and regularly update content across our information databases. BioPortfolio promotes and sell market research and management reports from 30+ publishers - please review biotechnology report categories. In addition our unique corporate database lists 40,000+ companies and organization - please review biotechnology organizations by category.
When the BioPortfolio site was launched in February 1997 the company aimed to provide a global free-to-use resource with defined aims and mission statement:
"to meet the increasing demand of consumers, scientists, investors, commerce and government for timely, accurate and commercially useful information and intelligence on biotechnology companies, technologies and products world-wide."
Driven by the success of the site we have made major investments and improvements to enhance our content and to apply the latest web technologies to improve functionality and site utility.
We believe this unique depth and breadth of content is supporting individuals, organizations and policy-makers to become more aware of the role of biotechnology on the global economy. With 97,000 users visiting the site more than once per month we are confident that we are providing information our users need.
We hope you – the users – find the site of value for both personal and professional reasons. Please enjoy this free resource and email your comments!
"Any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use." UN definition of biotechnology.
A series of derived terms are used to identify the main applications of biotechnology:
Blue biotechnology - marine and aquatic applications. The development of genetically –modified salmon that grow at twice the normal rate.
Green biotechnology - agricultural processes. The development of genetically-modified plants (GMO plants) designed to tolerate specific herbicides (eg glyphostae) or resist insects, diseases or viruses. Future developments may include improvements in nutrition, drought tolerance and the development of edible vaccines.
Red biotechnology - medical processes. The designing of organisms to produce antibiotics and the engineering of genetic cures through genetic manipulation. Other promising applications include:
- drug production
- gene therapy
- genetic testing
- gene mapping
White biotechnology - applied to industrial processes. The designing of an organism to produce a useful chemical or using novel enzymes as industrial catalysts to either produce valuable chemicals or destroy hazardous/polluting chemicals.
Bioinformatics - addresses biological problems using computational techniques and makes the rapid organization and analysis of biological data possible. Bioinformatics plays a key role in various areas, such as functional genomics, structural genomics, and proteomics, and forms a key component in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.
Using the maxim of the Five Ws (information) and one H (knowledge) the BioPortfolio site aims to provide the user with single-click functionality to drill-down on a specific topic associated by biotechnology:
- Who? Who are the companies and organizations that are developing and applying biotechnology. (see Corporate, Clinical Trials, Pubmed, Medicine)
- What? What are these companies and organizations developing? (Clinical Trials by Condition, Medicine, Channels - Products)
- Where? Where are these companies and organizations based? (Corporate)
- When? When did these developments occur? (News, Clinical Trials)
- Why? Why are these companies and organizations developing these technologies and products (Channels - Interventions and Conditions)?
- How? How are these companies and organizations using biotechnology? (Clinical Trials, Medicine, Management Reports, Events)
The site uses a proprietary algorithm to match database content and present the resulting cross-matching information by relevance. Our aim is to provide the user with core information as well as additional knowledge based on the uniqueness of the information provided and unique relationships resulting from the database integration.
www.bioportfolio.com and www.bioportfolio.net and are published by BioPortfolio Limited, a private company registered in England, Company No. 3312883. BioPortfolio Limited launched its first site - www.bioportfolio.com on the 7th February 1997 and www.bioportfolio.net on September 10th 2010.
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