Article | August 25, 2017

Overview: Lab-Scale Processing In Volumes <50 L

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The term “biotechnology” goes back to 1919, when it was used by Hungarian engineer Karoly Ereky to describe products created with the help of living organisms. While humans have exploited yeasts in breads, beers, and wines since the dawn of time, biotechnology as we now know it, began in the late 1970s, with the first recombinant insulin and the synthesis of human growth hormone. Biotechnology moved from being a tool in research and industry to becoming a global industry in its own right in the 1980s and 1990s.