MSE 216 – C216 Macromolecular Science in Biotechnology and Medicine

Course Number: MSE 216C
Course Units: 4
Instructor: Professor Kevin E. Healy

Catalog Description: Overview of the problems associated with the selection and function of polymers used in biotechnology and medicine. Principles of polymer science, polymer synthesis, and structure-property-performance relationships of polymers. Particular emphasis is placed on the performance of polymers in biological environments. Interaction between macromolecular and biological systems for therapy and diagnosis. Specific applications will include drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and surface engineering. In addition there is a group design project required.

Prerequisites: Open to seniors with consent of instructor.

Course Format: Three hours lecture and one hour discussion.