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Business English | Topic: English for the Biotechnology Industry 1

This exercise is for those who work in the biotech industry and/or would like to improve their knowledge of words and expressions relating to biotechnology. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. R & D is short for "research and __________________________."

2. We are trying to develop a safe and __________________________ new treatment for this disease.

3. In order to fully understand a disease, you have to examine it at the __________________________ level.

4. Recent developments = Recent __________________________

5. The average cost to research and develop a __________________________ drug is about $900 billion.

6. This drug has been __________________________ for use by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

7. To discover/find the underlying causes of a condition = To __________________________ the underlying causes of a condition

8. We have to determine how the __________________________ cells are different from the normal/healthy cells.

9. Major pharmaceutical companies usually have their own __________________________ where they develop new drugs.

10. Conducting clinical __________________________ involves testing the potential medicine on patients.

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