Bioscience Industry Subsectors and Critical Contributors


The biosciences are a diverse and often converging group of industries and activities with a common link – they apply knowledge to develop biological solutions that sustain, restore, and improve the quality of life for humans, plants, and animals in our world. From life-saving therapies and procedures, to healthier foods or cutting-edge research, you have undoubtedly enjoyed a better quality of life because of bioscience.

The Ohio Bioscience Report presents factual findings analyzing the bioscience sector within the state and its six geographic regions. To present content relevant to the full continuum of bioscience in Ohio, information is provided on the six core subsectors as well as critical contributors to the industry. The following is an introduction to these groups.

Agricultural Biotechnology applies life science knowledge, biochemistry, and biotechnologies to the processing of agricultural goods, organic chemicals as well as biofuels and bio-based materials. Examples of products include: ethanol, biodiesel, bio-based polymers & chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, biodegradable materials synthesized from plant-based feedstock, sustainable industrial oils and lubricants, biocatalysts, and feed additives and ingredients.