Pharmaceutical Microbiology is the branch of Microbiology, which involves the study of microorganisms associated with the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. e.g. controlling the number of microorganisms in a process environment, excluding microorganisms and microbial by-products like exotoxin and endotoxin from water and other starting materials, and ensures the sterile finished pharmaceutical product. Pharmaceutical microbiology includes the research and development of anti-infective agents, where the use of microorganisms to detect mutagenic and carcinogenic activity in prospective drugs, and in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products likes insulin and human growth hormone.
Microbiology contains numerous sub-divisions which include:
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is simply defined as, the science that covers all the technologies required for the production, manufacturing, and registration of biological drugs.