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5 Scopes of Biotechnologists

The advancements in the field of biotechnology has increased it's scope tremendously. The most common question which comes to our mind is that what are the fields in which someone who has done biotechnology can work viz. applications of biotechnology in daily lives.

Scope of Biotechnologists. Source: Canva

Here are some of the fields in which biotechnologists can find their way to success.

1. Pharmaceutical industry

The biotechnologists have a great knowledge about the maintenance and operation of various API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) plants. The API plant is basically process of growing microbes in order to produce certain antibiotics like penicillin. Thus, they have a great scope in pharmaceutical industries. A biotechnologist also has a lot of knowledge about the downstream processing of a particular API.

2. Agricultural sector

Genetically modified (GM) crops are gaining its significance in agricultural sector. The modification of a crop is done in order to improve the nutritional aspect as well as the yield of a crop. The gene which is responsible for the desired trait is inserted into the gene of a particular plant crop which results into the production of genetically modified plants. Artificial seeds, GM crops, fertilizers are the major fields where a biotechnologist can work.

3. Food industry

A biotechnologists can also work with a food processing plant. The optimum conditions required by the food processing plant can be set by the biotechnologists as they have excellent knowledge about the optimum conditions under which food spoiling or pathogenic microbes can grow. 
The enzymes used in food processing can be modified in order to optimize the procedure for food processing.

4. Research and Development

One of the major scope of a biotechnologists is in the field of research and development as this is one of the most attractive topic for researchers. The growing advancement in the field of biotechnology has took the research and development sector to the next level. In order to protect your research make sure that you file for a patent.

5. Entrepreneurship 

If you have an excellent skill in scaling up your lab experiments and turning it out into a useful product then this field is just the best for you. There are a lot of biotech related products in the market and they hold a special place in the market.

Thus, the applications of biotechnology is vast and the scope of increasing biotechnology jobs for biotechnologists can have a lot of increment in the near future.


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