Who are Bioprocess Engineers?
Bioprocess Engineering is a discipline with a broad science and technology base in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. These principles are brought together to effect an integrated approach to the design and operation of Bioprocesses. The processes include the manufacturing of pharmaceutical agents, fine chemicals and food, by using microorganisms, enzymes and cell or tissue of animals or plants. Its core competency lies in the application of process engineering principles in the processing of biological materials and the use of biological agents and techniques in process engineering.
Today, the fields of application have widened dramatically ranging from the traditional areas of food industry to pharmaceutical, human diagnostics, therapeutics, agrobiotechnology, chemical/ environment industry. Bioprocess Engineering is also concerned with the instrumentation required for process monitoring and control in a particular problem for production process, many of which use complex and poorly defined culture media. Since the introduction of good manufacturing practice (GMP), the presence of Bioprocess Engineering contributes to the implementation of quality assurance on food and pharmaceutical products.
Bioprocess Engineering graduates are highly qualified chemical engineers skilled in bioprocessing and biotechnology. They will be prepared for a variety of challenging and creative career options in industrial production, design, research and management. Bioprocess Engineers are employed in Malaysia and overseas in both small and large companies; alternatively, you might start you own consulting business and set your own priorities. With the rapid development in biotechnology, the demand for manpower in this area has increased. This need is particularly apparent in the industry of manufacturing and processing of natural resources such as food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Bioprocess engineers will be responsible in accelerating the development of biotechnological industries and thus the wealth creation of the nation.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:33)