Biopharming / What is biopharming?
Biopharming, also known as plant molecular farming, refers to the use of genetically modified plants to produce a wide range of pharmaceuticals and industrial products.
Plants such as tobacco, for example, can be genetically engineered to produce therapeutic proteins, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines to treat cancer, inflammatory diseases and other life-threatening or debilitating conditions.
These products are termed plant-made pharmaceuticals. They belong to a class of pharmaceuticals known more generally as “biologics” or “biopharmaceuticals,” as they are derived from living organisms.
We hope you will find this information helpful in understanding biopharming and the power of plants to make important medicines more accessible to patients worldwide.
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