Genius Biotherapeutics (Genius) focuses mainly on healthcare applications and, more specifically, on the production of biopharmaceutical products (those derived from living genetically modified cells and are of a protein or carbohydrate nature).
Biopharmaceutical products include therapeutics such as hormones, protein-based drugs and antibodies. Of critical importance in the healthcare industry is the movement away from traditional chemical-based pharmaceuticals to biotechnology-derived medicines due to the highly inefficient success rates within the traditional pharmaceutical industry. Therefore, biopharmaceutical products are commonly thought of as the therapeutic products of the future.
The biotechnology industry is vast and covers a range of sectors in addition to the medical and healthcare applications, including genetically modified crops and foodstuffs, alcoholic beverage manufacture, mining, industrial waste treatment and water treatment.