Explanation of terms used by DrugBank

Biotech drug

Biologic, Biologics, Biopharmaceutical, Biotech drugs

Drugs with a biological origin (manufactured in, extracted from, or semisynthesized from biological sources). These include vaccines, blood, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic protein, and living cells used in cell therapy. Biotech drugs are also known as biopharmaceuticals or biologics

In DrugBank, drugs are organized at the highest level into Biotech Drugs and [Small Molecule Drugs].