BIOT175 Introduction to Biomanufacturing

This course presents fundamentals of Biomanufacturing or a type of manufacturing that utilizes biological systems to produce commercially important products. Biomanufactured products range from biopharmaceuticals to industrial enzymes, human tissues and replacement organs, biofuels, "green" chemicals, and the green products replacing those derived from petroleum. Students will be introduced to the different bioprocessing methods including a survey of proteins and vaccines currently produced by biopharmaceutical companies. Content of the course emphasizes complexity of the processing approaches, methods for the effective environmental monitoring and control presented in the context of regulatory compliance. Regulatory environment of the industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and the current thinking of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be discussed.


4 credits

Lecture/Lab Ratio