PDA 279.1 Biotechnology: Overview of Principles, Tools, Processes and Products

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Biotechnology is the use of biological processes and components to provide useful products, services and tools for a variety of applications. It uses knowledge from a variety of disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering and computing.

This live eLearning training course is designed to provide biotechnologists and non-biotechnologists with a basic understanding of the theory, principles, techniques and potential of this rapidly moving field. Topics covered include scientific principles, overview of tools (recombinant DNA, genomics and gene arrays, proteomics, bioinformatics, etc.), biopharmaceutical product development, biomanufacturing strategies (protein expression, fermentation, cell culture, downstream processing and purification), and types of products and their applications in medicine. The training course format includes a combination of lecture with interactive group discussions.

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PDA Biopharmaceuticals Training Courses

  1. Define biotechnology, current applications of biotechnology and its products in the biopharmaceutical industry
  2. Discuss the fundamental tools and how they are used in biotechnology
  3. Explain the biopharmaceutical product and process development steps
  4. Describe the key steps in typical biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes

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