any of various pharmaceuticals, as hormones, vaccines, proteins, or interferons, produced from live organisms using biotechnology
of or having to do with such a pharmaceutical or its production, sale, etc.
A drug produced by means of biotechnology, consisting of a large, complex molecule such as a protein rather than a small molecule.
- Of or relating to a drug or drugs produced by means of biotechnology: the biopharmaceutical industry.
- Of or relating to properties of pharmaceutical preparations and their effects after administration: biopharmaceutical factors affecting intestinal absorption of the drug.