Pharmaceuticals Based on Biotechnology

  title={Pharmaceuticals Based on Biotechnology},
  author={P. Abelson},
  pages={719 - 719}
The United States is entering an era when medicines designed to treat hitherto refractory diseases are increasingly available. About 1000 U.S. biotechnology companies are working to develop these new medicines. By early 1996, 16 pharmaceuticals based on biotechnology had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an additional 150 were in the third and final phase of clinical trials. The major pharmaceutical companies have slowly become convinced that biotechnology can help… Expand
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