What is Bioprocess Tech about?
Degree: Bachelor of Technology (Honours) (Bioprocess)
Bioprocess Tech (a four-year program) is the backbone of the biotechnology field, a field that puts together microorganism, enzyme, and nutrient to make products. The stages involved are the preparation of raw materials, its conversion, downstream processing, production, purification and final product processing. This tech translates science discoveries into practical solutions and products. In this program, you will gain knowledge and skills to produce biotechnology products, perform bioprocess research and translate it to the industries.
A Career in Bioprocess Tech
Bioprocess Technologists are needed in industries involved with the research, development, innovation and manufacture of biomaterials such as vaccines, enzymes, antibiotics, food and agricultural products, and pharmaceutical supplements. The bioprocess industry, which is a part of the biotechnology field, is also involved with the production of alternative treatments products for diseases, the creation and evaluation of safer food materials, and the formulation of biodegradable and environmental-friendly chemicals. The majority of graduates of bioprocessing technology will be directly involved with manufacturing, monitoring and operating of equipment, preparing fermentation media and reagents, and transferring materials for operational upgrading. Some may also be involved with the scientific, technical, training and business aspects of biotechnology companies.