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Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology involves the use of natural processes that occur in cells and extracts in plants, animals and microorganisms to produce the greatest possible yield of products by carefully controlling reaction conditions at a far greater range and at a higher levels of purity and quality. Applications of industrial biotechnology, most of which are already being applied in Zimbabwe.

INDUSTRY

BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATION

Food processing

Production fermented products e.g. cheese, yoghurt, bread and wine

Textile

Enzyme based detergents

Leather making

Tanning, dehairing

Mining

Bioleaching

Biofuels

Biogas, biodiesel, green fuel

Pulp and paper

Paper making and recycling, Bioplatics

 

POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  1. Food production efficiency.
  2. Reduced consumption of energy, water and raw materials.
  3. Improved quality and efficiency of production.
  4. Reduced generation of waste and environmental pollutants.
  5. Bulk reduction.
  6. Cost reduction.

Although these applications play a pivotal role in a development, potential implications of biotechnology will be significant. Regulation frameworks have been designed to address all concerns for the best interests of the Zimbabwean population.

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Recent Event

Safeguarding Progress in Biotechnology:  Profiling Ms Annah Runesu Takombwa.

http://www.nepadsanbio.org/articles/safeguarding-progress-biotechnology-profiling-ms-annah-runesu-takombwa-486.html

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The National Biotechnology Authority (NBA) participated at the Harare Agricultural Show (H.A.S) and RIO-SET 2016 edition.

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Bioinformatics research set to improve use of computers. 

http://www.chronicle.co.zw/bioinformatics-research-set-to-improve-use-of-computers/

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