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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Principles of Biotechnology

BME 59500 / 3 Cr.

This course will explore the engineering principles behind advanced biomedical technologies and modern biotechnology. This course will examine in depth the engineering fundamentals used in the development of modern biotechnology. More specifically, we will discuss engineering and mathematical fundamentals used in microbial fermentations, enzyme kinetics, biological thermodynamics, genetic and recombinant engineering, and the production of monoclonal antibodies, and other biopharmaceuticals. Topics to be covered include: bioproducts and biofules, microbial fermentation and bioreactors, mathematical modeling and simulations of biological processes, enzyme kinetics, metabolic pathways and genetic engineering.