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Span of Biotechnology


Bio technology is the field of science concerned with the chemistry and biology of life. The most commonly known application is the medical and pharmaceutical fields, but the fields are much more vast than this. Biotechnology has a number of applications and is constantly evolving to create new products to help humanity prosper even further.


Application of Biotechnology in today’s era


1.The man who makes Water from thin Air wins half-a-million Dollar Prize




Cody Friesen, associate professor at Arizona State University has won $500,000 prize for innovating solar panels that create clean drinking water from air and humidity.So far, he has delivered water to populations in more than 30 countries spanning six continents.As planned, the technology can make clean water from sunlight and air in many different environments, even in deserts with as low as 5% relative humidity.



2.Scientists discover how to make electricity out of thin air:



Australian scientists made a world-first discovery to make electricity out of thin air. Monash University researchers discovered enzyme called Huc, produced by common bacteria found in soil, which naturally converts hydrogen in air into electricity. Experiments revealed it’s possible to store purified Huc for long periods at freezing temperatures without it losing power to generate electricity.


3. Plants are the switch to Eco-Electricity



Bioo is a revolutionary biotech company creating the first biotechnological buildings and cities in the world. Bioo owns one-of-a-kind biotechnologies, able to generate electricity from soil itself with biological batteries placed below parks and gardens: Powering light points, while reducing heat, CO2 and irrigation costs. Its technologies also cover the use of living plants as biological switches to create automations in cities, store memory in nature, and create music, art and more.


4.Golden era of Bio-technology: Golden Rice



Golden rice is a variety of rice (Oryzasativa) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice.[1][2] It is intended to produce a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency causes xerophthalmia, a range of eye conditions from night blindness. In 2018, Canada and the United States approved golden rice, with Health Canada and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declaring it safe for consumption


Top Institutes for Biotechnology


  • IIT’s
  • NIT’s
  • VIT
  • Panjab University
  • ICAR
  • D.R DY Patil University
  • UIET


Job Prospects


  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering firms
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Horticulture and Agriculture organisations (food and drink science)
  • Government and charity research institutes
  • NHS and private Hospitals etc