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Definition of Bioprocessing

Bioprocessing Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: A technique in which microorganisms, living cells, or their components are used to produce a desired end product.
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Bioprocessing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Bioprocess engineering is a specialization of biotechnology, biological engineering, chemical engineering and of agricultural engineering. It deals with the design and development of equipment and processes for the manufacturing of products such as food, feed, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, chemicals, and polymers and paper from biological materials. Bioprocess engineering is a conglomerate of mathematics, biology and industrial design,and consists of various spectrums like designing of bioreactors, study of fermentors (mode of operations etc.). It also deals with studying various biotechnological processes used in industries for large scale production of biological product for optimization of yield in the end product and the quality of end product. Bioprocess engineering may include the work of mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineers to apply principles of their disciplines to processes based on using living cells or sub component of such cells.

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