This course will provide a basic understanding of the theory, principles, techniques and potential of biotechnology. It will present a broad understanding of this rapidly advancing science and its applications to the biopharmaceutical industry. It will include a description of biopharmaceutical product development and of the biomanufacturing strategies.
- Introduction to Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology for the Production of Biopharmaceuticals
- Overview of Major Biopharmaceutical Products
- Biotechnology Tools
- The Importance of Cell Culture and Fermentation in the Manufacture of Biological Products
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Host Cell Types
- Host Cell Engineering and Selection of High Producers
- Culture Media
- Basic Theory of Cell Culture and Fermentation
- Bioreactor Development, Selection and Design
- Downstream Operations
- Integration of Upstream Cell Culture Processes with Downstream Steps
- Examples of Biotechnology Manufacturing Processes
- The Role of Disposable Technologies in Bioprocessing
Dr. Antonio Moreira is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County). He was Chairman of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at UMBC from 1990-1995 and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs from 1995-1997. Prior to 1990, Dr. Moreira spent nearly ten years in the private sector, with senior management positions both in the food industry with International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. and in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology area with Schering-Plough Corporation. He has significant experience with R&D, scale-up and introduction to commercialization of biotechnology products, such as the blockbuster alpha interferon biomolecule.
Dr. Moreira holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
This course is intended for anyone who is interested in a career in the field of biotechnology.
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