FE 462 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Biotechnology: use or development of methods of direct genetic manipulation for a socially desirable goal. Sometimes a broader definition is used, where biotechnology is applied biology.
Biomedical Engineering: engineering on systems to improve human health
Bioengineering, biological engineering: work on medical or agricultural systems, draws on electrical, mechanical, industrial and chemical engineers.
Biochemical Engineering: extension of chemical engineering principles to systems using a biocatalyst to bring about desired chemical transformation.
GENERALIZED VIEW OF BIOPROCESS TYPICAL BIOPROCESS FLOW SHEET
Applications of Biotechnology
The basic questions which need to be asked for the process development and design are as follows: