Duration: 3 days
Our introductory courses are aimed at scientists, operatives and managers who are at an early stage in their career, and who want to gain a broad understanding of the strategies and techniques used in biomanufacturing. Delegates are introduced to industry standard procedures, their underlying principles and how these procedures are applied within the fields of biotherapeutics, vaccines and advanced therapy manufacturing.
The creation of this course has been funded by IUK through the ATSTN.
Delivered in partnership with industry experts the Introduction to Upstream Bioprocessing training course introduces delegates to common concepts and terminology as used in upstream bioprocessing within a modern biomanufacturing facility. Delegates will learn about the principles of cell culture including adherent versus suspension cell culture, bioreactor design and operation, single-use upstream technologies, process control and evaluation, and scale-up strategies. Our unique training facility houses state-of-the-art laboratory and bench-scale processing equipment that provides delegates with the opportunity to gain hands-on practical training in typical biomanufacturing processes and procedures.
• Cell culture to bioreactor
• Expression systems and cell requirements
• Cell counting methods, validation, and variation
• Introduction to WAVE and Xcellerex bioreactors
• Lab activity – Cell Thaw
• Lab activity – Subculturing
• Lab activity – Aseptic techniques
• Process evaluation, data recording and handling
• Process control in bioreactors - PID control loops and process automation
• Industry case study - Process development framework
• Lab activity – hands-on with Wave, part 1
• Lab activity – hands-on with XDR-10, part 1
• Lab activity – manual and automated cell counting
• Adherent cell cultivation
• Scale-up and tech transfer
• Concepts of process optimisation
• Lab activity – hands-on with Wave, part 2
• Lab activity – hands-on with XDR-10, part 2
• Virtual reality activity - 15L pilot scale fermenter
Who should attend:
Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 May 2022
Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 September 2022
Tuesday 28 February – Thursday 2 March 2023
For enquiries and details of the full agenda please email CPDNHC@tees.ac.uk
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.