SBE Special Sections in CEP Magazine
Dr. Wei-Shou Hu
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.
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...
John T. Santini, Jr.
Drugs can be administered by many routes, yet all emerging drug delivery technologies aim to improve drug efficacy, minimize side effects, and reduce the burden of care for patients and physicians.
W. Mark Saltzman, Junwei Zhang
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...
Bioactive implants that combine a medical device with one or more biologic therapeutic agents show promise for the targeted treatment of complex medical conditions. Implantable medical devices, such as stents, grafts, and joint replacements, are...
Arpan Bandyopadhyay, Daniel Blashki, Rachel M. Buchanan, Abigail Engelberth, Hsu-Yuan Fu, Wei-Shou Hu, Michael Ladisch, Nathan Mosier, Matthew B. Murphy, Gauri Nabar, Kimberly Ogden, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Nandita Vishwanathan, Jessica Winter, June Wispelwey, Eduardo Ximenes
Celebrating a Decade of Progress in Biological Engineering; Genomics and Systems Biotechnology in Biopharmaceutical Processing; Block-Copolymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications; Stem Cell Therapy for Regenerative Medicine; Biological Engineering and the Emerging Cellulose Ethanol Industry; Algae as a Bio-Feedstock.
Gregory Stephanopoulos, June Wispelwey
Engineers in a wide range of bio-related specialties — biofuels, biomaterials, genomics, stem cell engineering, regenerative medicine, biopharmaceuticals, bionanotechnology, metabolic engineering, systems biology, bioprocessing, and more — can find a home in SBE.