When we think about pharmaceutical manufacturing, there is usually a definition to which we gravitate toward medicines, or the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Today, there is a general understanding of the ways pharmaceutical products can be created by the scientific community to treat those with complex medical conditions including cancers, allergies, and bacteriological infections.
Beginning in late 19th century, physiologists began experimenting with inoculation techniques for smallpox vaccines and early ways to grow cells outside a living organism. Over a hundred years later, the industry has compiled an exhausting array of cell lines and vaccines which seek to improve our lives. Our general inclination is to leverage that idea, and perhaps for the greater good of people, into non-medical applications.