The process may be the product, but it’s people who enable success.
The Stack Family Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training (CBET) offers biomanufacturing training programs for people to advance their careers and for companies to grow. Open enrollment programs are standardized and available for individual or group registrations. Customized programs are designed by CBET faculty in partnership with companies to address their specific training needs, such as accelerating the onboarding of new employees or to enhance the skills of their existing teams.
Given the complexities of biomanufacturing processes, regulatory demands, and the tremendous cost of batch failures, CBET provides a risk-free environment for people to learn new skills, working hands-on with live bioprocesses, without putting product at risk.
2021 Open Enrollment Programs
Mammalian Cell Culture: Upstream
This course will emphasize upstream processing of mammalian cell culture systems. Participants will gain experience culturing suspension cells heavily utilized for therapeutic protein production as well as anchorage-dependent cells utilized for vaccine manufacturing (e.g., CHO and Vero, respectively). Batch, fed-batch, and perfusion cultures will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on process design (including cell density and cell viability optimization strategies), scale-up strategies, media optimization, quality control, and error prevention for risk mitigation. The regulatory aspects of cell culture utilization for production of biologics, including vaccines, will be addressed. In addition, principles of insect cell culture and baculovirus expression system for production of biologics will be covered.
October 18 – 22, 2021
Separation and Purification of Biological Products: Downstream
This four-day intensive course will cover all aspects of protein product separation and accompanying purification strategies during downstream processing of both microbial and mammalian biologics, using advanced techniques and the latest equipment. Theoretical knowledge from lectures will be applied in the laboratory sessions. Cell disruption, centrifugation, filtration, chromatography, and quality aspects of the final product will be addressed through hands-on training. Functional activity assays, high-throughput proteomics, and protein characterization by UHPLC/Mass Spectrometry will also be covered.
November 9 – 12, 2021
Process Analytics Technology and Quality by Design in Biomanufacturing
Coming in 2021
Cell and Gene Therapy
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