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Biotechnology, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) definition, is the application of science and technology to living organisms, as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.

The choice of the international patent classification (IPC) subclasses used for this sector is based on the OECD definition.

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