The Biotech Field
Some of these products include:
Pharmaceuticals: Synthetic drugs, new vaccines, gene-replacement therapies.
Biologics: Discovery and isolation of natural components such as hormones, antibodies and proteins.
Diagnostics: Home and clinical detection kits for pregnancy, ulcers, cancer, strep throat, and allergens.
Agriculture: "Stay-fresh" tomatoes, frost-and-disease-resistant crops, biopesticides
Biotechnology in California
Biotechnology is a rapidly growing industry. Currently one third of the nation's biotechnology companies reside in California. In fact, there are over 500 companies located throughout San Diego County devoted to biotechnology, bioscience, and biomedicine.