BIOMEDE 321 – Bioreaction Engineering and Design

Winter Term (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOMEDE 221, MCDB 310 or Biol Chem 415 (MCDB 310 or Biol Chem 415 may be concurrent).
This course will introduce students to topics in enzyme kinetics, enzyme inhibition, mass and energy balance, cell growth and differentiation, cell engineering, bioreactor design, and analysis of the human body, organs, tissues, and cells as bioreactors. The application of bioreaction/bioreactor principles to tissue engineering will also be discussed.
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BIOMEDE 418 – Quantitative Cell Biology

Winter Term (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MCDB 310, Biol Chem 415, 451, or 515, and Physics 240, Math 216, Chem 130.
This course introduces the fundamentals of cell structure and functioning. The goal is to provide a general background in cell biology, with emphasis placed on physical aspects that are of particular interest to engineers.

BIOMEDE 561 – Biological Micro- and Nanotechnology

Fall Term (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Biol 172 or 174, Intro Physics and Chemistry, senior standing or permission of instructor.
Many life processes occur at small size-scales. This course covers scaling laws, biological solutions to coping with or taking advantage of small size, micro- and nanofabrication techniques, biochemistry, and biomedical applications (genomics, proteomics, cell biology, diagnostics, etc.). There is an emphasis on micro fluidics, surface science, and non-traditional fabrication techniques.

BIOMEDE 599 – Cell and Microenvironment Engineering with Microtechnology and Ultrasound

Winter Term (3 credits)
Prerequisite: UM-OSEH laboratory safety training.
Development and use of tools to regulate cellular microenvironments and to deliver drugs, genetic
reagents, or other materials is critical for study of basic cell biology, for clinical therapy, and drug testing.
This course will explore use of microtechnology, ultrasound, and a combination of both to manipulate and
study cells; both in vitro and in vivo.