Exploring technological change in the German pharmaceutical industry. Dissertation
In simple words the pharmaceutical industry links activities and business accomplishing the discovery, development, production and commercialisation of drugs (i. e. products with therapeutic properties). Accordingly, product innovation is based on the search and development of molecules that may have desirable therapeutic effects. Basically new drugs can be developed either with the application of organic chemical synthesis or from the separation of compounds produced by natural microorganisms, which as an application of biotechnology.