Education & Training

Training Opportunities Currently Available

In addition to the customized programs we can deliver for your organization, there are opportunities for individual students to enroll in technical short courses.

Graduate Course - Spring 2015 Semester

BB570. Animal Cell Culture Technology - 3 credits.  January 21 - May 5, 2015.  Mon/Wed  5:00-7:00pm

Animal cell culture technology is an important research and discovery tool in life sciences and healthcare product development. This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the theory and the practice of: -The principles and techniques of culturing animal cells in vitro, -How to quality control a cell culture process and prevent contamination, -Transfection assays and expression systems development for increased protein productivity -Scale-up strategies for cell culture processes with emphasis on” *stirred-tank bioreactors both stainless steel and single use technologies *hollow-fiber cell culture technology, *microcarrier cell culture technology and its utility in vaccine manufacturing.   The course will also cover GMP and validation issues and the FDA’s points to consider in the characterization of cell lines used to produce biologicals.  The course is taught in the new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) and emphasis will be heavy of laboratory exercises and practical sessions.


 Program Name

2014 Dates

2015 Dates

 Advanced Industrial Biomanufacturing    NA  October 21-23
 Downstream Principles and Techniques  October 14-17

 June 23-26

November 17-21

Troubleshooting the Biomanufacturing Process and Root Cause Analysis

July 15
August 26
November 18

April 14
September 8

Upstream Processing of Animal Cell Culture Products

August 5-8
December 9-12

June 9-12
December 8-11

Fundamentals of Bioprocessing for Engineers

August 19-22

March 10-13
July 28-31

Design of Critical Utilities for Biomanufacturing

September 9-12

April 21-24
October 13-16

Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing

(8 week evening program)

September 15

April 21
September 21

Microbial Fermentation Development: Scale-up and Manufacturing

September 23-26

May 19-22
November 3-6

Insect Cell Culture and Baculovirus Expression Vector System


March 31-April 3

 Design of Experiments      October 7

 March 24 August 11

 Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

 Project Management Certificate


Hands-On and Classroom Training for a Productive Workforce

The Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center is the first-of-its kind biomanufacturing facility built and dedicated to the delivery of training programs for professionals in the biotech industry. The Center offers customized technical short courses and programs that are tailored to the customer’s needs, including:

  • Aseptic technique and processing
  • Fermentation techniques
  • Bioreactor operation
  • Cell harvest – centrifugation
  • Cell harvest - depth filtration
  • Column packing
  • Protein purification – chromatography

* Not applicable to Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing

  • Protein purification – ultra-filtration
  • cGMP compliance for facilities and engineering
  • cGMP compliance for manufacturing
  • Equipment cleaning, preparation, sanitization, and sterilization
  • QC – environmental monitoring
  • CAPA and root cause analysis
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