Biologics (Biologic Therapy Drugs) Definition

Biologic therapy drugs can target and prevent specific biochemical reactions from happening in the body, stopping the inflammatory process in its tracks.

Biologics are made through a process that uses living organisms, such as bacteria, yeast, and even mammalian tissue and cells. The molecules that comprise biologics are typically made of tens of thousands of atoms, making them many times larger than the molecules that make up other common medications, such as aspirin.

Most biologics are liquid medicines administered to a patient by either injection under the skin or infusion into the bloodstream.

Illustration of biologic molecules