BNG 312: Biotransport
Prerequisite: BNG 255 or BIO 121
Introduction to the biotransport phenomena in biomanufacturing systems and unit operations. Emphasis is placed on principles and applications of fluid and mass transport processes in bioreactors, cell, tissue and organ systems. Topics include fundamentals of diffusion and mass transport in and out of cells, immobilized catalysts and biofilms; principles and significance of chemical and biochemical reaction kinetics; and fluid and mass transport in pipes and culture vessels, as well as organs and medical and diagnostic devices.