From Statistics Explained
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.
- Science, technology and innovation (methodology)