P – BIOMANUFACTURING AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
MEP integrates process engineering with life and medical sciences through a material centered approach. System modeling and prediction help to understand (bio)chemical material conversion and to tailor product properties with target applications in pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology, medicine, next-generation food and consumer products. For example, bio-printing for precision medicine and future food production is a synergistic field of technology that will be developed at MEP with a particular focus on 4D Materials. MEP furthers innovation in up and downscaling process development for processing and production of high-value bioproducts and material hybrids. Digital approaches and automation concepts are pursued for host-cell fermentation, (bio)catalyst development, cell/biomaterials handling, smart food processing, while system modeling and prediction support sustainable process design.