Applications of recombinant DNA technology in the pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology derived protein products, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and pharmaceutical applications, gene therapy, and  viral and non-viral gene therapeutics, cell culture, usage of transgenic plants and animals for production of biopharmaceuticals, analytical methods used in pharmaceutical biotechnology, mechanisms and causes of protein destabilization, methods used to evaluate protein pharmaceuticals, developments in protein drug delivery, regulatory aspects of biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals, principles of cell culture, preparation, and maintenance of cell lines will be covered. Vaccines, immunoglobulin products, monoclonal antibodies, products containing cells or microorganisms, interferons, therapeutic proteins derived from plants, animals, humans, or microorganisms, and recombinant versions of these products, hormones production and quality control of biological products and regulatory issues are also included with particular attention to methods.