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Biotech Fermentation I

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
BTC 282 Biotech Fermentation I 2 6 0 4
Prerequisites: BTC 181
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Spring 2005

This course provides an introduction to fermentor classification and configuration for small-scale laboratory processes utilizing prokaryotic organisms to demonstrate techniques used in fermentation procedures. Topics include batch process records, fermentor design, fermentation theory, and medium formulation, as well as techniques used for cell harvesting, cell disruption and fractionation methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up a fermentor; grow prokaryotic cells, and isolate and collect various fractions derived from fermentation.