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December 7, 2022

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Description

This course illustrates how knowledge and principles of biology, biochemistry, and engineering are integrated to create new products for societal benefit.

It uses a case study format to examine recently developed products of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries: how a product evolves from initial idea, through patents, testing, evaluation, production, and marketing. Emphasizes scientific and engineering principles; the responsibility scientists, engineers, and business executives have for the consequences of their technology; and instruction and practice in written and oral communication.

The topic focus of this class will vary from year to year. This version looks at inflammation underlying many diseases, specifically its role in cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the course Unlimited
  • Background: Inflammation in healthy immune response Unlimited
  • Background: Inflammation in obesity and diabetes Unlimited
  • Background: Inflammation in cardiovascular disease Unlimited
  • Workshop: Regulatory agencies and clinical trials Unlimited
  • Workshop: Signaling networks Unlimited
  • Workshop: Drug targeting Unlimited
  • Workshop: Drug carriers Unlimited

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