Biotechnology engineering involves the use of technological applications that use biological systems or living organisms to create or modify products/ processes for a specific purpose.
A biotechnology engineer can contribute to development in various sectors and industries such as pharmaceutical, cell biology, gene therapy, farming, environmental application and manufacturing.
Many feel that in the coming years, the biotech revolution might well turn out to be as big as the digital revolution.
The field of biotechnology engineering is expanding rapidly. Biotechnology engineering fills roles such as researching and analyzing key biological processes to reach solutions using advanced technology as well as the study of biological systems and living organisms to create new products and drugs.
Biotechnology engineers also develop techniques to diagnose disease and test new drugs and they develop software to run medical instruments.
Another role open to biotechnology engineers is to improve products and the efficiency of existing devices and processes.
In industry, biotechnological processing uses enzymes and microorganisms to produce products that are useful to a broad range of industrial sectors, including chemical and pharmaceutical, human and animal nutrition, pulp and paper, textiles, energy, materials and polymers, using renewable raw materials.
In addition to helping cure diseases, increase food production and produce more useful products, biotechnology engineering is responsible for biofuels. Seaweed, for instance, can be converted with bioprocesses to create biofuels. Bacteria and microalgae that live in the oceans can also be engineered to grow more efficiently and thus be used to create fuels and chemicals as well
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Emerging Biotechnology Engineering, a 2-day course that introduces participants to the emerging engineering discipline of biotechnology. This course is especially beneficial for individuals and organizations who want to see the “big picture” in order to communicate with technical as well as non-technical individuals.
This short course covers the most important aspects of biotechnology without getting too involved in the technical nitty gritty.
Participants will learn how living systems are used to produce a wide range of technologies and capabilities.
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