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Fermentation Engineering

Aug. 1–3, 2017

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

Why should you attend?

Learn fermentation principles and engineering fundamentals of growing recombinant microorganisms in a bioreactor to express therapeutic proteins. Gain fundamental understanding of the relationship between process design and product quality. Engage in hands-on pilot-scale laboratory experiences that define and explore the critical control parameters required to achieve a robust fermentation process.

Attend and you will learn

  • How microbial cells grow and express product
  • The critical components of an industrial bioreactor
  • How to determine critical control parameters for your process
  • The importance of mixing and aeration
  • How to experimentally determine the mass transfer coefficient
  • Automation and control including Process Analytical technology (PAT) and FT-NIR
  • How to determine yield and productivity
  • What to look for during scale-up
  • The proper methods to clean and sterilize fermentation equipment

Who should attend

Those seeking a more advanced hands-on course on the engineering aspects of fermentation, for example:

  • Experienced fermentation supervisors and/or managers looking to build engineering skills
  • Scientists with experience in other biomanufacturing areas, such as validation, quality assurance, and R&D
  • Individuals who hold engineering degrees but have limited hands-on experience in biotechnology or fermentation

Attend and you will receive

  • 21 hours of instruction (2.1 Continuing Education Units)
  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon beverage break
  • Certificate of attendance

Instructor

Lucas Vann, M.S.

Fee

$1,900


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 accepts payment from all major credit cards including American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. If you wish to pay by company check, please email melody_woodyard@ncsu.edu for additional information immediately after registering.

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

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