BB 570 ST/Animal Cell Culture (3-credit online/blended graduate course)
Animal cell culture technology is about maintaining cells in vitro under controlled conditions. In recent decades this technology has advanced significantly and animal cells are used in variety of application both in research and product development. The students in this course will be exposed to the different methodologies utilized to grow cells and how this technology is becoming critical in production of many of the health care products used to control human diseases. The course will be divided into four general sections, (1) Basic techniques for culturing and sub-culturing animal cells and growth parameters, (2) Quality control of a cell culture laboratory/How to control contamination, (3) Primary cell culture and development of cell lines, and (4) Scale-up of cell culture from a T-Flask to a bioreactor.