Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is a fundamental area of applied pharmaceutical science that covers all technologies required for the design, production, analysis, manufacturing and registration of biological drugs. It is a rapidly evolving and multidisciplinary field that uses living organisms or their systems to develop or improve drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests. Advances in recombinant genetics and proteomics facilitate the genes cloning and expression and the creation of genetically modified organisms that can be used in industrial production of therapeutic agents.
Career prospects: The programme provides cutting-edge knowledge in pharmaceutical biotechnology that includes but not limited to:
- Research and development
- Management, administration and quality control assessment
- Counseling, sales and marketing
As the impact of biotechnology on our lives expands, the need for individuals with the knowledge and experience base for technical and leadership positions in various pharmaceutical biotechnology-oriented settings will continue to grow.
A wide range of Universities and academic institutes, interest groups, companies and government agencies are involved in Pharmaceutical biotechnology, therefore, this program will counterbalance the current acute demand of well-trained personnel in this field.
As a graduate, you may find a rewarding career in:
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Product development units (R & D)
- Quality control units
- Food and beverage companies, Primary industries, Biochemical industries
- Universities and academic institutes
- Government agencies
- Companies and interest groups
- International authorities and organizations
- Project management