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IBK104/3 Fundamentals of Bioprocess Technology

Course Details

  • Credit: 3
  • Semester: 1
  • Prerequisite: none


This course encompasses the definition of Bioprocess Technology, discussions of similarities and differences with the disciplines of Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology. The course also describes the existence of disciplines of Bioprocess Technology, a string of history of penicillin discovery, bioprocessing advantages over chemical processing, various bioprocessing products and basic knowledge as bioprocess technologists (cell diversity as catalyst agent, cell growth requirements, cell composition, enzymes and metabolic pathways). The diversification of cell growth reactors, monitoring and measurement of kinetic growth, multiple stages of processing of bioprocess product, Bioprocess Technology application in the treatment of animal and plant cell waste and culture. Students are also exposed to research areas in Bioprocess Technology.


School of Industrial Technology, Building G07, Persiaran Sains, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
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