20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The unit aims to provide an understanding of the key unit operations used in manufacturing products including vaccines, therapeutic proteins and diagnostic tests. The course will cover fermentation, extraction technologies and purification operations including centrifugation, filtration, chromatography and precipitation. The course will describe the applications and the relevant mathematical models for each unit of operations. The design of manufacturing processes and facilities required by the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry will be studied in depth. The course will cover the design principles, economic analysis and the role of regulatory authorities in this field.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Dr RJ Falconer
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study, site visits
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK