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Downstream Biopharmaceutical Processes: Fundamentals and Design

June 12–14, 2018
Aug. 7–9, 2018

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downstream course

Downstream

This course can count toward your Professional Certificate in Biomanufacturing Science.

Why should you attend?

To gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of recovery/purification operations for biopharmaceutical production and how these operations are developed for use at production scale. This course provides both theoretical and practical insight through lectures and laboratory activities.

Attend and you will learn

  • Theoretical and operational principles that underlie homogenization, centrifugation, chromatography, and tangential flow filtration—i.e., the downstream unit operations
  • Regulatory expectations for design of downstream processing steps
  • Experimental methods for determining process parameter ranges and material attributes (if applicable) for each unit operation
  • Basic scale-up calculations and considerations for each operation
  • How these unit operations come together to form an integrated process train for a variety of production scenarios—for example, soluble intracellular protein production in E. coli, extracellular production in CHO, and inclusion body production in E. coli

Who should attend

The course covers material that is especially relevant to scientists and engineers (MS, PhD, or equivalent experience) working in downstream biopharmaceutical process development, particularly those new to the field. But the course's overview of fundamental principles and design considerations for all of the operations associated with downstream processing make it worthwhile for others to consider, including the following:

  • Manufacturing managers interested in knowing more about how the processes in their suites are designed
  • Process validation staff involved in defining operating ranges and attribute specifications
  • Quality assurance professionals that support downstream processes
  • Vendors who supply the biomanufacturing industry with downstream equipment and components

Attend and you will receive

  • 22.25 hours of instruction (2.2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Notebook containing all course lecture and lab materials
  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon beverage break
  • Certificate of attendance

Instructor

Gary Gilleskie, Ph.D. / Krisstina Burgess

Fee

$1,950


Location

All courses are offered on site at BTEC, other than online courses. The Golden LEAF BTEC building is located at 850 Oval Drive on NC State University's Centennial Campus.

Payment

BTEC strongly prefers payment by credit card at the time of registration. BTEC accepts payment from all major credit cards including American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. If you are not paying by credit card at the time of registration, please email melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu to make arrangements immediately after registering and note the following:

  • If you wish to pay by company check or wire transfer, please note that payment is due within 10 days of registration and seats can not be held longer without payment or confirmation of a pending payment.
  • If your company requires an invoice for processing, and the invoice needs to reference a PO number, please include the PO number in your email. Please note that a PO number will not hold a seat.
  • If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please note that BTEC will add a 2% wire transfer fee to the total cost of the course.
  • If no payment arrangements/confirmations have been received within 10 business days of registration, BTEC reserves the right to cancel registration based on enrollment demand.

Any additional questions prior to registration should be directed to melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu.

Discounts available

A 20% discount is available to:

A 30% discount is available to faculty/staff working in academic environments.

Check out BTEC’s professional development certificate program for an additional way to save money on short course costs.

Short course cancellations

Cancellation by registrant

To cancel a registration and be eligible for a refund of course fees, you must notify BTEC by e-mail to melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu or fax to 919-513-1697. Fees are refunded according to the following schedule:

  • 100% refund – If notification is received at least 15 business days in advance of course start date
  • 75% refund – If notification is received 10–14 business days in advance of course start date
  • 50% refund – If notification is received 6–9 business days in advance of course start date
  • No refund will be issued if notice is received 5 or fewer business days in advance of course start

Substitutions may be made up to two business days prior to the course start date. Notify the BTEC office by fax at 919-513-1697 or by e-mail to melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu. Please include the name and email contact for the replacement. Please note that BTEC is unable to honor substitutions for individuals taking discounted courses as part of the professional development certificate program.

Cancellation by BTEC

BTEC retains the right to cancel a professional development short course no less than 10 business days in advance of the scheduled course start date. Registrants will be notified by BTEC if a course is cancelled and will receive a full refund of registration fees paid. BTEC is not responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation.

Pre-Course Communication

Upon successful registration for a course, you will receive an automatically-generated email as well as another email from Melody Woodyard confirming your registration. If you do not receive these emails within two business days of registering for a course, please email melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu to confirm your registration.

Once registered, confirmed course participants will receive an email approximately two weeks before the scheduled course with detailed information regarding travel to BTEC, parking information, and a short pre-course questionnaire.