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Biotechnology has been used since ancient Egypt for the production of bread and beer. In the modern world, biotechnology has been used in several ways, including for the treatment of diseases. In academia, biotechnology has allowed a rapid advance of knowledge. In this article, we make a brief summary of what is biotechnology and its relation to the process of innovation and production of biopharmaceuticals. In academia, biotechnology has contributed decisively to the discovery of new bioactive molecules, such as in hemopressin and several other intracellular peptides.

Translational medicine; Interactome; Molecular biology; Cell signaling; Mass spectrometry

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