The second of two experiential, cornerstone courses in Biotechnology. The course begins by introducing the student to the proteins and companies of biotechnology and to cGMP or current good manufacturing practices. In the remainder of the course students use bacterial, mammalian, and yeast cells to produce human proteins using tools and manufacturing standard operating procedures of biotechnology, including upstream and downstream processing of proteins and quality control of protein production. A two-hour-per-week lecture provides the knowledge base of biotechnology manufacturing.
Prerequisite: C- or better in BTEC210G. Exceptions by permission of department chair only.