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Business English | Topic: English for the Biotechnology Industry 2

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. If a drug is just starting to be developed, you can say it is in "__________________________ development."

2. The government __________________________ ( = stopped funding us) last year.
  got rid of our money
  cut our funding
  stopped our payment

3. It might be possible to __________________________ ( = get) funding from another source.

4. To (partially) fund a project = To __________________________ funding support for a project

5. In pharmaceutical research, a "target" is a single molecule which is __________________________ a particular disease.
  revoked by
  invoked to
  involved in

6. The two types of molecules that researches often focus on are __________________________ and proteins.

7. Our ultimate goal is to __________________________ ( = change) the course of this disease.

8. This research looks __________________________. = This research looks like it could produce good/positive results.
  like a promise

9. The research led to a __________________________. = Nothing came of the research.
  debt end
  dead end
  deep end

10. We have already __________________________ ( = showed) that this particular target is relevant to this disease.

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