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From fermentation to gene splicing to the sequencing of the human genome, the field of biochemical engineering and the career of Professor Daniel I. C. Wang have followed similar paths. Here we trace the route they have taken.
The ability to exploit a cell’s contents and capabilities unimpeded by cell walls opens new opportunities for the field of biochemical engineering. Cell-free biology could become the basis for making products from hydrogen to cancer vaccines and more.
Many unmet needs lie at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and engineering. Future generations of biochemical engineers should consider applying their technical skills and experiences to addressing these needs in an entrepreneurial way.
Although you might not associate drug delivery with chemical engineering, the principles of chemical engineering — such as mass and energy balances, transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, and particle technology — are intimately involved in drug...
Engineered nanoparticles can deliver therapeutic agents to specifically targeted cells and then release those agents in a precisely controlled manner. Improved pharmacokinetic properties, reduced toxicity, and the ability to cross biological barriers are some of the key benefits of this approach.
To maintain favorable conditions in the brain, the blood-brain barrier limits mass transfer across brain tissue. However, it also restricts the systemic delivery of compounds to treat neurological disorders. Several treatment alternatives to bypass...