(RVOE) as set forth by Ministerial Agreement No. 15018, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on November 29, 1976.
In Biotechnology Engineering you learn to develop technology and products using bioprocesses with living cells that offer benefits for society. You follow a study program organized into four fundamental areas: Engineering Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Applied Bioprocesses. You acquire a comprehensive and ethical formation based on ITESO's fundamental orientations. You gain professional experience by collaborating on real projects in industry, through ITESO's Biotechnology Labs.
If you're interested in the life sciences, mathematics and technology; developing your ethical judgment while working with living organisms and carrying out bioprocesses that benefit society; broadening your knowledge of genetics and chemistry; innovating with solutions to problems related to health, foods and the environment, and turning them into business opportunities, then this program is for you.
After graduating from Biotechnology Engineering, you contribute innovative solutions by applying biological systems to societal challenges, with an ethical and environmentally responsible vision. You can start up your own business manufacturing biotechnological products with the support of ITESO's Technology Park. You can work in the pharmaceutical, food-processing, agricultural or environmental industry, contributing your knowledge and ethical vision to the solution of real problems. You generate new knowledge in technological and scientific research centers, share them as a teacher or specialize by doing graduate studies anywhere in the world. You join the scientific community and contribute to the region's technological development.
ITESO's Biotechnology Labs have four specialized areas:
- The Microbiology Lab has equipment and services for isolating and identifying microorganisms of biotechnological interest for use in industry.
- The Molecular Biology Lab is equipped with instruments for extracting, analyzing and manipulating genetic material, with a focus on identifying species, obtaining industrially attractive cell lines or testing for the presence of genes altered by mutations in plant cells, among many other possibilities.
- The Bioreactor Lab has systems for cultivating cells at different volumes, equipped with parameter monitoring and automatic control for developing industrial-level culture protocols.
- The Bioseparation Lab is equipped for setting up systems to separate and purify molecules of interest derived from cell cultures.