Biotechnology is red, white and green
Biotechnology can be subdivded into three main areas: The largest area is called “red biotechnology“ and is applied in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. The second area of “white biotechnology“ relates to the use of microorganisms in chemical production systems. The third area of “green biotechnology“ is about agriculture.
Biotechnological innovations have become indispensible for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) of the United Nations and the European Green Deal objectives. Thereby, new medical treatments, clean energy sources and sustainable agriculture are just three examples how biotechnology contributes to theses goals.