BETC Program: Upstream Processing of Animal Cell Culture Products

Monday, May 07, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center
50 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

The robust implementation of animal cell culture technology requires optimization of a number of variables. Successful operations need to achieve high productivities with low operating costs and meet the requisite productivity and quality specifications. A clear understanding of all aspects of this culture technology assures that upstream scientists and technicians are capable and confident in their handling of these processes.

Hands-on training with single-use and stainless equipment expands your bioprocessing/biomanufacturing knowledge.

Upon completion of this intensive five day training participants will have direct experience and understanding in the following areas:

  • The principles and techniques in culturing animal cells in vitro
  • Cell line characterization and quality assurance of a cell culture laboratory
  • The principles and techniques for establishing a seed culture from a frozen stock to a T-Flask to a bioreactor
  • Strategies for scale up of animal cells in culture for production of biologics
  • Experience with different types of bioreactors:
    • Roller bottles
    • Spinner flasks
    • Microcarrier cell culture
    • Hollow fiber technology
    • Stirred-tank bioreactors – bench to pilot scale
    • Wave bioreactors
  • Applications of animal cell culture techniques in research and industry


  • Program Start: May 7-11, 2018
  • Registration Deadline:  Two weeks prior to program start
  • Time: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • CEU: 3.5
  • There are no academic prerequisites for this program
  • More details & cost available at the BETC website link below.