Next generation biologics include stem cells, gene therapy a, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this course the students will be given basic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in developing a biopharmaceutical grade product based on these emerging discoveries. Students learn stem cell biology and the challenges regarding clinical testing and commercialization of cell therapies and gene therapies. The ability to collect, analyze, and present information regarding new cell therapy and gene therapy products and processes in development. Different bioreactor design and scale up as well as scalable purification methods will be developed. Through case studies.
Must be enrolled in MEng program
This course is designed to provide a background into current whole cell and gene therapy techniques. By the end of this course you should be well acquainted with this promising field of bio-engineering.