Genius Biotherapeutics (Genius)
(Bioclones (Pty) Ltd)
Genius Biotherapeutics (Genius) focuses particularly on healthcare applications and more specifically on the production of biopharmaceutical products (those that are 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 extremely inefficient success rates within the traditional pharmaceutical industry. The 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. The market size opportunities for biotechnology applications is substantial.