Introduction to upstream bioprocessing

Duration: 3 days
Price: £2,250+VAT

Our introduction courses are aimed at scientists, operatives, engineers and managers who are early in their career, who want to gain an understanding of the theory and techniques used in biomanufacturing.

This course delivers an introduction to the typical upstream operations carried out in biomanufacturing, with an emphasis on biopharmaceuticals and advanced therapies. Participants will take part in a combination of theoretical and hands-on practical sessions from the lab bench to the bioreactor, covering the upstream process flow typical of vaccine and cell and gene therapy manufacturing.

  • Cytiva

Delivered in partnership with industry experts the Introduction to upstream bioprocessing training course is aimed at early career biotechnology professionals. It introduces delegates to common concepts and terminology used in bioprocessing – from cell culture to bioreactor and single-use upstream technologies, process control and evaluation. Adherent versus suspension cell culture and scale-up techniques are also covered. Our unique training facility houses state-of-the-art equipment that provides delegates with the opportunity to gain hands on practical training in complex bioprocessing procedures.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain knowledge of single use systems through practical experience of Wave25, XDR10 and Applikon equipment.
  • Develop an understanding of recombinant expression and cell metabolism requirements in upstream culture.
  • Learn and apply fundamental process control principles and bioreactor design to common upstream scenarios.
  • Evaluate cell counting techniques for assessing cell viability.

Who should attend:

  • Early career biotechnology professionals with existing preliminary knowledge of; entry level cell biology, the basics of recombinant expression and upstream technologies, general laboratory techniques (including media preparation and subculture of adherent/suspension cells) and fundamentals of bioreactor use.
  • Individuals would typically be qualified with a relevant further education qualification such as a diploma or BSc in Science. Attendees without the recommended background or qualifications will be offered additional ‘access to the course’ support.

Course dates

Tuesday 30 November - Thursday 2 December 2021
Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 May 2022

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All our training courses are Covid safe and we have strict Risk Assessments in place to ensure our participants safety. Course fees are fully refundable should you need to cancel due to Covid. All participants are asked to have a negative Covid test prior to attending our courses.

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