Biologics and chemicals for therapeutic action.

Therapeutics encompasses traditional pharmaceutical companies and emerging bio-pharmaceutical companies. Advances in biomedical science have enabled the identification and development of therapies that structurally or biochemically mimic active agents found within the body. These biology-based therapies are called biologics or bio-pharmaceuticals. Therapeutics companies discover and clinically develop remedies for disease or alleviation of symptoms through chemical or biology-based actions within or on the body.