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Introduction to biotechnology article which is on history of biotechnology, modern biotechnology, its scope and fields. We use your linkedin profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. The processes involved in biotechnology and microfluidics technologies take place on micromeso scale where some physical processes can become enhanced, e. Biotechnology may be thought of as a collection of technologies using animal andor plant cells, biological molecules, molecular biology processes. Consequences, opportunities and challenges of modern. The processes involved in biotechnology and microfluidics technologies take place on a very small scale microns to millimetres where some physical processes can become enhanced, e.882 145 1393 449 732 1318 1276 1517 1438 715 1256 87 1345 13 1141 1115 504 954 736 619 962 307 1202 1129 1497 144 1044 806 748 1292 101 1425 476 552 1272 1221 674 1116 1294 27 1235 831 860 664 1088 69 1175