Here's the Problem

In the world of biotechnology, most modern drugs are manufactured using living cells, says Susan Young at the Technology Review Editors blog. As Amgen President Robert Bradway said at a presentation to business leaders at MIT this week, "biotech is about accepting that the unit of production is the living cell."

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