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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Code PM703

Aim of the Course

Biotechnology learning program is crucial for pharmacy students. It includes study of {General introduction to biotechnology and fermentation– Microbial growth processes (mode of fermentation processes; design of a fermentor; achievement and maintenance of aseptic conditions in the fermentor)–Bioconversion processes & major Biotechnological products – Biodegradation and bioremediation – Gene therapy, applications, delivery mechanisms and drawbacks Genetic engineering (applications; recombinant DNA technology; DNA cloning, hybridizations & sequencing)}

Course Contents

  • General introduction to biotechnology and fermentation.
  • Microbial growth processes (mode of fermentation processes; design of a fermentor; achievement and maintenance of aseptic conditions in the fermentor).
  • Bioconversion processes & major Biotechnological products.
  • Biodegradation and bioremediation
  • Gene therapy, applications, delivery mechanisms and drawbacks
  • Genetic engineering (applications; recombinant DNA technology; DNA cloning, hybridizations & sequencing).


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