Biomanufacturing is the common operation that links together all the different market sectors of the world’s biotechnology industry. It is a diverse field encompassing the massive production scales of the liquid biofuels industry at one end, to the high-quality and highly regulated biopharmaceutical industry at the other. The Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) at the University of Georgia is a non-thesis, professional masters program that trains science and engineering graduates for leadership roles in this rapidly expanding and vitally important field.

While many biotechnology programs touch on biomanufacturing and bioprocessing, the UGA MBB program is unique in its focus on the full biomanufacturing experience with hands-on training and exposure to industrial grade equipment. Its curriculum includes academic courses in science and engineering, along with professional training with cutting edge companies through research projects and internships.


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Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology is a cutting-edge discipline that involves engineering biological systems to create new functions or products. In the MBB program, students delve into the innovative methods and techniques driving the next generation of biomanufacturing. Through advanced coursework in metabolic engineering, bioprocess design and the genetics of industrial microbiology, students gain expertise in harnessing the power of synthetic biology to design, optimize, and scale up bioprocesses for diverse applications in industry and research.

Biopharmaceutical & Cell Manufacturing

Biopharmaceutical and cell manufacturing represent critical pillars within the field of biomanufacturing, offering groundbreaking solutions for healthcare and beyond. In the MBB program, students delve into the intricacies of biopharmaceutical production and cell manufacturing, mastering the techniques essential for developing life-saving therapeutics and cutting-edge cellular therapies. Through hands-on laboratory experiences and specialized coursework, including advanced coursework in stem cell engineering, tissue engineering, and animal cell technology, students gain a deep understanding of the regulatory frameworks, quality control processes, and technological advancements driving the biopharmaceutical and cell manufacturing industries forward. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates are poised to excel in careers at the forefront of medical innovation and biotechnology.

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International Opportunities

The MBB program offers a unique global perspective by providing students with the opportunity to study at both the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia, and at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in China. This innovative collaboration between two leading institutions allows students to immerse themselves in diverse academic environments, gain insights into different cultural perspectives, and develop a global network of peers and mentors. Whether studying in Athens or Beijing, students benefit from world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and hands-on learning experiences tailored to prepare them for successful careers in biomanufacturing. This dual-location program enhances students’ understanding of international biotechnology practices and fosters collaboration across borders, ultimately equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s global biotech industry.

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