Theory and Methods in Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals

BTEC302 (Not Liberal Arts) $ Theory and Methods in Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals 4 hrs. 4 crs. An introduction to the history, development and regulation of the biotechnology industry with a focus on the application of biological methods to the development of human biopharmaceuticals and biotherapeutics, including the design, production and characterization of therapeutic proteins, nucleic acids, cells and biomaterials, stem cells, cancer therapeutics, gene therapy and vaccines. The laboratory will cover basic biological laboratory techniques, including preparation of laboratory reagents, measurement of weight, volume, temperature and pH, spectrophotometry, densitometry, fluorescence, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis and chromatography, enzyme and metabolic assays, as well as cell and tissue culture. The laboratory will culminate with the production, purification and characterization of a recombinant protein. Preq: BIO 202; CHEM 231.