After reading some publications that used "from" quite squishy, I would like to know: Is it generally possible to use "from" instead of "produced using", "produced by" or as a short version of "derived/obtained from", especially when the number of words is limited (for example in titles or legends)?
- Drugs produced by Company X = Drugs from Company X
- Drugs obtained from Company Y = Drugs from Y
- Drugs produced using enzymes = Drugs from enzymes
- Drugs derived from herbs = Drugs from herbs
All of them somehow seem legit to me if the context is known. But is it in principle ok to abbreviate in this way?