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Special Topics in Biotechnology: Emerging Medical Technologies & Farm to Fork (AM and PM Sessions)


SKU: BTEC 055 03 SC/BTEC 055 04 SC Categories: , , ,

July 8-12 | 9:00am – 12:00pm and 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):  Have you ever thought how Dannon or Activia brands sold in market relate to biotechnology?  Golden Rice is a variety of rice fortified with vitamin A. This was developed by plant biotechnologists to help kids from developing countries not have fatal diseases resulting from vitamin A deficiency. Every time you sprinkle the meat-tenderizer powder, do you know you are using biotechnology? The powder contains an ingredient that softens the meat that is made using biotechnology. Food producers use Food Biotechnology to produce new products with desirable characteristics such as disease and drought resistant plants, leaner meat, enhanced flavors, and nutritional quality of foods.  If you find these topics interesting, then you should come and learn about this exciting field of applied science called Food Biotechnology in this fun-filled summer course.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade.
Program:  BTEC 055 03 SC and 055 04 SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  $200 (for 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 – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA
Instructor:  Doug Taylor and Jacqueline Maddox