2008, Number 39
Med Univer 2008; 10 (39)
Gómez FRA, Tamez GRS, Tamez GP, Rodríguez PC
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ABSTRACTBiotechnology has led to the development of Immunology in generating diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines, useful in prophylaxis, diagnosis and therapy of a variety of infectious and autoimmune diseases and cancer. Today it is recognized that not only researchers but also major international pharmaceutical companies have realized that traditional therapies with chemical and pharmaceutical products is being replaced by products derived from biotechnology, particularly the one applied to Immunology (known as Immunobiotechnology), mainly due to its effectiveness in health issues, but also because it is environmentally sustainable and a wealth-generating business.