Upstream Processing of Animal Cell Culture Products - WPI Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center
50 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
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Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center

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: March 16-20, 2020  | September 14-18, 2020
  • Registration Deadline:  Two weeks prior to program start
  • Time: 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Biomanufacturing & Education and Training Center (BETC)
    WPI Gateway Park 2, 50 Prescott Street (2nd floor), Worcester MA
  • Cost: $4,875
  • CEU: 3.5

There are no academic prerequisites for this program

Who Should Attend

  • Newly hired Upstream Technicians looking to quickly increase their skills and become more productive and accurate on the job
  • Companies looking to incorporate cross training into their employee base
  • Production managers, scientists in manufacturing, sales and marketing staff looking to understand more about these processes
  • Industrial microbiologists, cell biologists, bioprocess engineers, production staff, R & D staff, QC & QA personnel
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