Life Science

As a leading Global Medical Device and Life Science recruitment consultancy Remtec is pleased to provide information on the Life Science industry

Our clients working within the life science and biotech sector, use the study of natural science to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialise medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

A definition of this could be:

Life science (n.) any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behaviour of living organisms.

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Examples of Life Science divisions include:

Biotechnology

1. The use of a living organism to solve an engineering problem or perform an industrial task. Using bacteria that feed on hydrocarbons to clean up an oil spill is one example of biotechnology.

2. The use of biological substances or techniques to engineer or manufacture a product or substance, as when cells that produce antibodies are cloned in order to study their effects on cancer cells.

Bioinformatics

Management and analysis of biological, medical, behavioural, or health data using computer techniques.

Biomaterials

Use of Biological molecules like proteins and complex sugars to make medical devices.

Biomedical

Relating to the activities and applications of science to clinical medicine.

Biomonitoring

Using organisms to evaluate and monitor environmental conditions.

Biotechnology

Use of biological techniques in research and product development using living organisms or their parts.

Genetics Biology

The science of heredity, studying resemblances and differences in related organisms and the mechanisms which explain these phenomena.

Genetic engineering

The science of altering and cloning genes to produce a new trait in an organism or to make a biological substance, such as a protein or hormone. Genetic engineering mainly involves the creation of recombinant DNA, which is then inserted into the genetic material of a cell or virus.

Medical diagnostics

The branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease.

Molecular Biology

The branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role).

Natural science

The sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena.

Nanotechnology

A branch of science and engineering devoted to the design and production of extremely small electronic devices and circuits built from individual atoms and molecules.

Nutraceuticals

Foodstuffs (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provide health benefits and disease prevention in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Oncology

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Pharmaceutical

Of or relating to drugs used in medical treatment.

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Examples of some of the leading Life Science/Biotech companies are:

Examples of Life Science associations are: