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Starts 1 June 2020
Online Academy,
5 module series over 5 weeks

Early Stage Upstream Process Development

During this 5-week online academy you will gain a comprehensive understanding of successful upstream processing development

Course Overview

Upstream processing refers to the first phase in biomolecule production. This process involves a series of intricate steps which must be carefully followed to ensure a successful transition to downstream processing.

Over the course of 5 weeks this course will walk you through the basics of early-stage upstream process development for mammalian and microbial products. The course will focus on USP planning, cell-line development, media selection and will finish with quality considerations to help you lay the foundations for a successful and productive bioprocess.

What will you learn?

Cell-line development

Understand processes involved with cell-line development including requirements, stability studies and vector design

Media selection

Consider selection of media for different production strategies, testing and characterisation, viral and GMP concerns

USP development

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the initial upstream development process

Quality considerations

Familiarise yourself with key quality considerations such as quality by design, experimental design and risk management

Who is this course for?

This course will be of interest to all professionals involved in upstream process development, including:

  • Process scientists
  • Technicians and technologists
  • Bioprocess engineers
  • Cell line development specialists
  • Cell culture specialists
  • Product managers
  • Process development managers
  • Quality assurance specialists
  • Validation technicians
  • Managers

Find out more about online courses...

BioProcess International Academy online courses are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.


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