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Special Topics in Biotechnology: Emerging Medical Technologies & Exploring Nanobiotechnology (AM and PM Sessions)


SKU: BTEC 055 P1 SC/BTEC 055 P2 SC Categories: , , ,

July 8 – 12 | 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Description (AM Session):  Did you ever wonder how doctors diagnose Strep throat in minutes? How the antibiotic you swallow works to treat infections? How can a drop of blood help diabetic patients?  Healthcare is being revolutionized due to new biomedical technologies. There are rapidly changing diagnostics for infectious diseases. Novel methods for diagnostics and medical imaging now allow detection of cancer in very early stages, even before the symptoms appear. Biomedical devices such as blood glucose monitoring systems or insulin patches have helped millions. Prosthetics and other biomedical devices are being redefined with new looks and mind-boggling functionalities. Pharma companies are buzzing with development of new drugs, novel drug packaging, targeted drug delivery, and so on. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering is making significant progress as well.  If you are interested in making a career in healthcare, whether in medicine, pharma or any healthcare-allied fields such as biomedical devices or instrumentation, then this summer course is something you do not want to miss.

Description (PM Session):  This is an introductory course to nanobiotechnology, which is the use of existing elements of natural systems to develop new technologies.  This discipline helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology.  This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research.  Includes active learning experiences for students working in collaborative groups.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade.
Program:  BTEC 055-P1-SC and 055-P2-SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  $200 (includes both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology)
Dates:  July 8 – 12, 2019
Hours:   9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:  Harrisburg University – 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA
Instructor: Karma Pace