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Business English | Topic: English for the Biotechnology Industry 4

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.


QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. To reduce the possibility of side effects = To reduce the __________________________ for side effects
  potency
  potential
  latency

2. We have to test five different __________________________ ( = attributes/characteristics) of each lead compound.
  preferences
  precautions
  properties

3. If something is __________________________, (such as a method, etc.), it is not typical.
  uncalled for
  unconventional
  uncanny

4. Let's examine the __________________________ ( = composition) of this compound.
  structure
  stature
  statue

5. We usually test __________________________ variations of each initial lead.
  hundreds of different
  hundreds different
  hundred different

6. Biologists and __________________________ often work together to develop new drugs.
  chemistry
  chemicals
  chemists

7. Each drug is made up of active and __________________________ ingredients.
  inactive
  inaccurate
  improper

8. Large-scale manufacturing refers to producing a drug in __________________________.
  large quantities
  a lot of quantity
  large quantity

9. The "formulation" of a drug refers to its preparation according to a set __________________________.
  fortitude
  formula
  formality

10. We started with about 100 possibilities, but we __________________________ that number down to 5.
  lessened
  diminished
  narrowed

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