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Bioprocess Technologies

This Research Guide provides information about biomaintenance resources found in the CCCC libraries and online.


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No time to search? The library's databases also provide access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks. Take a look at the recommended titles linked below. 


Online journal article iconYou can search our Journals or browse by subject from the library's homepage. For a quick look at what we have available in this subject area, see the titles below.


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Biotechnology on the Farm and in the Factory: Agricultural and Industrial Applications As the world’s population and overall standard of living continue to increase, the growing demand for food, fuel, and consumer products has reached unprecedented levels. This program examines how biotechnology is helping to meet those needs through genetic engineering to increase crop yields and improve the nutritional value of key staple foods; animal agriculture, founded on selective breeding and edging toward lab-based genetic engineering; and industrial applications of biotech in the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, beverages, and fuel.(28 minutes)


TEDTalks: Leon Marchal—The Urgent Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals The UN predicts that antimicrobial resistance will be our biggest killer by 2050. "That should really scare the hell out of all of us," says bioprocess engineer Leon Marchal. He's working on an urgently needed solution: transforming the massive, global animal feed industry. Learn why the overuse of antibiotics in animal products, from livestock feed to everyday pet treats, has skyrocketed worldwide -- and how we can take common-sense measures to stave off a potential epidemic.


TEDTalks: Janine Benyus—12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature Wastewater pipes that resist mineral buildup, inspired by seashells. The pulling of water from fog, inspired by Namibian beetles. Product packaging that dissolves on cue, inspired by mussels. In this TEDTalk, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the systems and products we build. A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Benyus’ concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers, and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature’s successes can inspire humankind.


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We can also direct you to resources outside of the library's databases. See below for a selection of websites.