Number of Members: 69,700+ members
Group Created: May 2008
Group Description (as written by them): Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies may deal with generic or brand medications and medical devices.
They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations that govern the patenting, testing, safety, efficacy and marketing of drugs.
Why This Group Made our List: One of the bigger groups on our list and one that reaches out to a wide variety of professionals across pharma and biotech industries. For quantity as well as a diversity of members, this group is worth considering.