Monday, May 18, 2015

CBME professor, Roger Harrison, publishes new edition bioseparations book

The demand for highly purified biological products for commercial and consumer use has increased significantly over the past decade, leaving a widening gap between the application and engineers trained in the process. To respond to the growing need to separate and purify these bioproducts, Roger Harrison, University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering and also in the Biomedical Engineering Center, has released a revised edition of the book “Biosepartions Science and Engineering” along with co-authors Paul Todd, Scott Rudge and Demetri Petrides.

New to the second edition are updated descriptions of the important chromatography separation method, which is required for the purification of bioproducts that must be injected into the bloodstream. As in the first edition, the various operations in bioseparation processes are explained by first developing the scientific basis and mathematical theory and then describing the applications of the theory in engineering practice with an emphasis on design and scale-up. Aimed at students and industry practitioners, the book also includes updated cost information and expansion of the chapter on bioprocess design for the integration of various bioseparation operations to develop economically optimal processes.

More than 60 universities worldwide teach courses using the “Bioseparations Science and Engineering” textbook, a powerful testament to the growing necessity of biotechnology development and implementation throughout the world.

“As the world relies more on the development of new biotechnology products in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and specialty chemical industries, science and engineering will depend on efficient bioseparation processes to meet the demand,” Harrison said. “This revised edition addresses today’s growing need to educate a new generation of scientists and engineers requiring up-to-date capabilities for developing new bioseparations processes.”