Industrial Biotechnology Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
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Industrial biotechnology is the application of biotechnology for industrial purposes, including manufacturing, alternative energy, and biomaterials. It includes the practice of using cell biology or components of cells like enzymes to generate industry useful products.

“Industrial Biotechnology” is a course that is designed to help professionals develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage a biological and fermentation manufacturing processes.


After completing Industrial Biotechnology students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • current bioreactor process technology
  • regulatory requirements
  • operational challenges
  • industrial case studies


A basic understanding of chemistry and biology is recommended.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Module 1 Introduction

Module 2 Cell culture process

  • Metabolites
  • Microbial nutrition
  • Substrates

Module 3 Principles of bioreactor operation 

  • Microbial growth kinetics
  • Fermenter systems
  • Fermentation process

Module 4 Filtration and purification

  • Product recovery unit operations
  • Filtration systems
  • Yield

Module 5 Clean room and inspection operation       

Module 6 Regulatory requirements

Module 7 Industrial case studies


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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