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Biotechnology student in the cellular imaging lab.

Biotechnology work may be in:

Research and Development - conducting groundbreaking scientific research.

Quality Control and Assurance - perfecting the systems and procedures for research and production.

Manufacturing and Production - building innovative scientific technology.  Biomanufacturing is an essential part of today's biotech industry.

Important areas of biotechnology include:

Agriculture - conducting genetic research that may someday help fight world hunger.

Bioprocessing - an interdisciplinary specialty that draws on several   scientific fields including: engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry, biology, and, of course, biotechnology.

Bioinformatics - working with sophisticated computer equipment, analyzing biological data, and creating massive genetic databases to unlock genetic information.