Key words: Biotechnology - interdisciplinary science,the top topics at analytica,Areas of application and use of biotechnology,Importance of biotechnology,Prospects and potential,Market leaders and innovative companies,Supporting program


Biotechnology - interdisciplinary science


As an interdisciplinary cross-sectional science, biotechnology uses proteins, enzymes, cells and microorganisms for technical applications with the aim of producing chemical compounds, beverages, foods, pharmaceutical agents and cell tissues as well as bio-based materials and fuels. Biotechnology makes use of various tools from the spheres of biochemistry and chemistry, biocatalysis, microbiology, molecular biology and genetic engineering, as well as bioinformatics and bioprocess engineering.


At the biotechnology trade fair in Munich, international biochemical and biotechnology companies from the life sciences await you with innovative system solutions and the latest product developments. Renowned experts will tell you about future-proof developments, current trends and the potential of the industry.

Biotech - the top topics at analytica

Learn about the issues of the future and innovative solutions in biotechnology at the world's leading trade fair analytica. Find the answers to your bioanalytical and biotechnological questions in Munich:

  • general laboratory equipment
  • highly specific molecular and microbiological methods
  • test kits
  • PCR and assay methods
  • Next Generation technologies
  • automation and evaluation possibilities
  • Bioinformatics
  • bioanalytical methods
  • cleanroom and protective equipment

Areas of application and use of biotechnology

Depending on the field of application, a distinction is made between red, green, blue, white, gray and brown biotechnology. While red biotechnology focuses on medical-pharmaceutical developments, green biotechnology targets new plant species and the agricultural industry. Blue biotechnology, in turn, uses aquatic systems, algae and marine species.

In contrast, white biotechnology is used in industrial manufacturing processes; the production of chemicals and drugs are two major examples. Gray biotechnology deals with waste management processes and brown biotechnology with environmental and soil protection technologies.

Importance of biotechnology

New discoveries in biotechnology and genetic engineering are driving research and development in the agricultural sciences as well as in the fields of diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and medicine.

With biotechnological production processes for raw materials, chemicals and fuels, modern biotechnology is also making a contribution to climate neutrality and resource conservation.

analytica China is a spin-off exhibition of analytica, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics, addresses one of the industry's most important growth markets in Asia, i.e. China. Since its first edition in Shanghai, China in 2002, analytica China has become the biggest trade fair in China even in Asia. The exhibition is held every two years where the latest technologies and products will be displayed. Meanwhile, the current technical conferences are the focuses of industry players as well.

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