Statistics about bioscience and biotechnology report on the use, production, spread, and size of these industries in New Zealand.
Bioscience is the development and application of knowledge of the way plants, animals, and humans function, which is useful for the development of products and services. Bioscience is applied in many areas, such as health, food, agriculture, and energy, for the development of products and services. Bioscience activities may occur in the following areas:
- agriculture feedstock and chemicals
- aquaculture, horticulture, and forestry
- human and animal therapeutics and diagnostics (including clinical trial providers)
- medical devices and equipment
- research testing and medical laboratories
Biotechnology is the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products, and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods, and services. Biotechnologies include:
- DNA – the coding
- proteins and molecules – the functional blocks
- cell and tissue culture and engineering
- process biotechnologies
- sub cellular organisms
- Bioscience Survey
The Bioscience Survey has been discontinued. In 2012, bioscience activity was excluded from the revised list of Tier 1 statistics. We had also faced difficulties in identifying data sources. This release, published every two years, contained information on the use, spread, and application of bioscience in New Zealand. It replaced and expanded on the Biotechnology Survey.
- Biotechnology Survey
This release collected information on the use, production, and spread of biotechnology in New Zealand. It was replaced and expanded on by the Bioscience Survey.
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