Healthcare Biotechnology (HB) represents the complex of modern biological approaches in the field of Healthcare research and industry. Healthcare Biotechnology methods are used primarily in pharmaceutical industry and modern clinical diagnostics. The research training in this domain is programmed for the candidates intending to develop their careers in scientific-research institutions, clinical and diagnostic laboratories, analytical services, pharmacological and pharmaceutical companies, etc.
For the first time in the history of human healthcare, biotechnology is enabling the development and manufacturing of therapies for a number of rare diseases with a genetic origin. Although individually rare, collectively these diseases affect some 20-30 million individuals and their families with 70-80% having a genetic component requiring biotechnology as part of the solution.
Healthcare Biotechnology, the specialized MS/PhD Program of Study, provide resources to the teacher to facilitate rigorous instruction and increase the level of student understanding related to health biotechnology concepts. Students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems designed to build content knowledge and technical skills in the field of Healthcare biotechnology. Students are expected to become proficient at projects, both basic and advanced levels. Research and experimental design will be highlighted as students develop and conduct industry appropriate investigations.