Lesson Code: BPU-1100 (PREMIUM LESSON) Introduces biopharmaceuticals and their product characteristics. An easy to understand explanation of the science of biotechnology that underlies biopharmaceuticals is provided. This includes the role of DNA and proteins in the body, along with an explanation of Recombinant DNA Technology and Monoclonal Antibody Technology. The characteristics of biopharmaceutical products are explored and compared to traditional small molecule pharmaceuticals, and the main types of products described.

  • Category: Biopharma Manufacturing - Fundamentals


After completing this e-Lesson you will be able to:

  • Explain the terms 'biotechnology' and 'pharmaceutical biotechnology'
  • Explain the term 'biopharmaceutical'
  • Explain the differences between biopharmaceuticals and traditional pharmaceuticals
  • Describe the principle of recombinant DNA technology
  • Describe the principle of monoclonal antibody technology
  • List examples of biopharmaceutical products
  • List and explain the key characteristics of biopharmaceuticals
  • Describe the advantages of biopharmaceutical products