790360 Products and processes in biotechnology (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung und Seminar
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Sauer, Michael , Mattanovich, Diethard
Organisation
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2021/22
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

This course is held as lecture AND seminar, which means that the principles and background of some major biotechnological products, their production processes and major manufacturers are presented as lectures, and the students are encouraged to research and present information on another group of products. Such a seminar work will be a major part of the course evaluation.

The course is normally complemented by two half day excursions to manufacturing sites in/near Vienna. It is unclear if this is possible in this still not completely resolved COVID situation - we will do our best!

General content:
Main products of pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology, principles of their production processes and main world wide producers.

Lecture part:
Ethanol
Lactic acid
Erythropoietin
Antibodies and antibody fragments

Seminar part:
Citric Acid
Succinic Acid
Butanol
Antibiotics
Amino Acids
Technical Enzymes
Insulin
Vaccines

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

This course is intended as a practical overview towards the end of the master curriculum.
While there are no formal requirements, we suggest to pass Bioprocess Engineering, Cell Factories and Up- and Downstream Processing before.

Lehrziel

The participants have an overview about the main commercial products of industrial biotechnology - both of biopharmaceutical and non-pharma industry.
They know, which production hosts are used in industry. They understand the production processes and they recognize which are the main players on the current biotech market.
At the same time the participants understand how difficult it can be to find data about the industrial reality. They learn to analyse publicly available data and to deduct industrial reality.


PRELIMINARY MEETING - obligatory to attend

Wed 20.10.21 17:30 - 18:30 SR 12, Muthgasse 3
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