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Courses - Fall 2023
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Therapeutic Development and Delivery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, MATH246, and BSCI330; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BIOE340.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE489P or BIOE462.
Formerly: BIOE489P.
The ultimate purpose of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries is the development and delivery of therapeutics. This course covers fundamentals of engineering and the pharmaceutical sciences related to therapeutics, including basic pharmaceutics/drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, biomolecular kinetics, and regulatory issues. Specific focus is placed on biotherapeutics, including antibodies and protein engineering,RNA and DNA therapeutics (gene therapy and RNAi), extracellular vesicle biotechnology (exosomes), and cell-based therapies, including stem cells. The use of delivery technologies to enable therapeutics (e.g. nanomedicine) will also be discussed.