Biological Engineering


Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

QUALITY by Design (QBD), Biopharmaceutical Manufacture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
In the biopharmaceutical industry, consistently manufacturing a safe and high quality protein drug substance can be challenging. Recently, a...

Engineering and Health Care

Archived Webinar
May 16, 2011
Dr. Langer discusses the involvement of engineering in health care, from the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of...

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Tissue Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2011
Stem cells have become a promising cell source in the tissue engineering field. Intense studies have been focused at the cell and molecular biology...

Cybernetic Approach to Metabolic Modeling

Archived Webinar
Mar 10, 2011
Cybernetic modeling has evolved for well over two decades. This seminar seeks to: (i) introduce its basic tenets, (ii) expound its relationship to...

Cell Therapy Bioprocessing

Archived Webinar
Feb 8, 2011
As cellular therapies are advancing through clinical development and getting closer to market, close collaborations between stem cell biologists,...

Quality by Design in Pharmaceutical Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
More than 70% of the prescriptions in the US are now filled with generic products, and therefore, the industry has the responsibility to continue to...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Modular Biocatalysis

Archived Webinar
Jun 29, 2010
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably...

Systems Metabolic Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2010
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for...

Industrial Systems Biology

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2009
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients...

Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology

March, 2009
The genomic revolution has opened up systematic investigations and engineering designs for various life forms. Systems biology and synthetic biology are emerging as two complementary approaches, which embody the breakthrough in biology and invite application of engineering principles. Systems...

Understand Discrete Nanoscale Transport

On The Horizon
Anh-Tuan Dinh, Samir Mitragotri, Chinmay Pangarkar
Unlike mass, energy and momentum transfer, which are described by continuum equations, the movements and interactions of the nanoscale entitites within a cell constitute the transport phenomenon known as discrete nanoscale transport (DNT).

Fulfilling the Promise of Nanomedicine

SBE Special Section
Rita D'Aquino with Tim Harper, Cristina Roman Vas
Leveraging nanotechnology in the life science industries has given scientists new tools with which they have the potential to transform the world of medicine.

Supplemental Nanobiotechnology Tables

SBE Special Section
These tables offer a snapshot of the many companies, research organizations and universities working in nanotechnology, nanoscience, nanobiotechnology and other variations of the term that has been coined to describe a revolutionary approach to...

Applications in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

SBE Special Section
Ali Khademosseini, Robert Langer
Nanotechnology is an emerging field that could potentially make a major impact on human health. Nanomaterials promise to revolutionize medicine and are increasingly used in drug delivery or tissue engineering applications.

Engineering Organs: Heart and Esophagus

SBE Special Section
Buddy D. Ratner
The potential for tissue engineering to transform the practice of medicine is enormous. Chemical engineers will play important roles in this revolution.

Bioseparation Basics

Back To Basics
Roger G. Harrison
Bioseparations are critical to the field of biochemical engineering. Each bioseparation process must be tailored to separate, purify, or recover the desired bioproduct. This article gives an introductory overview of filtration and chromatography — two key bioseparation unit operations.

Stem Cell Engineering 101

SBE Special Section
Jonathan Monk
Stem cells are poised to transform medical treatments for a host of diseases and malignant conditions. Translating stem cell research into clinical therapies, disease models, and drug-screening platforms will require a combination of sound science...

Piloting Bioreactors for Agitation Scale-Up

Reactions and Separations
Gregory T. Benz
This article offers guidance on how to design appropriate experiments to measure scalable data for agitation in both aerobic and anaerobic bioreactors.

Biorefinery Process Economics

SBE Special Section
Gregory M. Bohlmann
With oil and natural gas prices surging, bio-based feedstocks are becoming increasingly competitive. This article examines, in depth, the technical and economic aspects of the biorefinery concept.

SBE Special Section: Biopharmaceuticals - Continuous Processing in Upstream Operations

SBE Special Section
Chun Chen, Chetan T. Goudar, Huong Le
Perfusion technology offers many benefits over fed-batch processing, such as reducing the size of the bioreactor, which reduces capital costs and enables the use of single-use bioreactor technology. Despite these advantages, a shift to continuous perfusion will likely be gradual.

Technical Entity Trends: Growing Research in Plant Technologies

Technical Entity Trends
Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay
Plant synthetic biology is an emerging field that combines engineering principles with plant biology to develop technologies for bioengineering plants. Plant bioengineers are responsible for the emergence of new technologies related to medical...
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