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Module MV-BioVT-122-M-7

Downstream Processing in Biotechnology II (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-BioVT-122-M-7 Downstream Processing in Biotechnology II 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-88.805-SG] M.Sc. Biological Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
1V+1U MV-BioVT-86433-K-7
Downstream Processing in Biotechnology II
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-BioVT-86433-K-7]: Title: "Downstream Processing in Biotechnology II"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10433 ("Downstream Processing in Biotechnology II")
    Written exam (120 Min.) or oral exam (30 Min.)

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Repeated introduction to the topic of downstream processing of bioprocesses (cell harvesting, digestion, coarse and fine purification of products)
  • Affinity processes in the purification (e.g. membrane adsorbers, TAGs)
  • Magnetic separation processes
  • Electrical separation processes (e.g. electrophoresis, electrodialysis)
  • Solvent extraction in bioprocess technology
  • Isolation of cells (e.g. cytometry, isolation of stem cells)

The procedures are explained using practical examples. The focus is on microbial processes as well as the processing of fermentations of animal and plant cells.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • to reproduce advanced chromatography
  • to explain affinity processes (e.g. membrane adsorbers) and electrical separation processes (e.g. electrophoresis, electrodialysis)
  • to calculate magnetic separation processes
  • to explain drying and crystallization processes
  • to independently develop and dimension a purification process for a given bioprocess


Current literature will be made available in the lecture.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Recommended requirements:

In-depth knowledge of bioprocessing technology (e.g. through appropriate BSc. degree) and knowledge of basic operations in downstream processing (cell harvesting, filtration, chromatography, product purification).

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-BioVT-122-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt I [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein