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Downstream Cell Culture Bioprocessing


Mammalian bioprocessing is the foundation of biologics production in the pharmaceutical industry. This workshop covers the fundamentals of purification in drug substance manufacturing. Students taking this course will learn core biological and engineering principles for purification operations. Unit operations for purification steps will be described and analyzed. Practical methods for scaling-up manufacturing process will also be described. Additionally, an overview of product quality, analytical, and regulatory topics pertinent to bioprocessing will be provided.

Lectures for this workshop are given by industry professionals who will provide insight into how this knowledge is applied to modern biologics production. This detailed yet concise course is appropriate for early to mid-career professionals as well as students looking to gain relevant skills in mammalian bioprocessing. The course is also a great way for individuals in supporting functions such as automation, instrumentation, and supply chain to gain a deeper understanding of the manufacturing processes they support.

This section is the 3-day downstream portion of cell culture bioprocessing. Please note that there is a 3-day option for upstream only and a 5-day workshop covering both upstream and downstream happening the same week.

2020 Keynote Talks

  • Cell Culture for Biotherapeutic Protein & Vaccine Products, Kara Calhoun, Director, Genentech
  • Manufacturing of cGMP Viral Vectors for Human Gene Therapies, Daniel Gibbs, Director, Salk Institute
  • Cell Culture Biomanufacturing - Strategy from Product Operations Perspectives, Eric Fallon, Director, Genentech

2020 Speakers

  • Scott Rosenthal, Senior Director, Genentech
  • Joseph Stark, Development Scientist, MilliporeSigma
  • Oscar Bernal, Development Scientist, MilliporeSigma
  • April Wheeler, Technology Manager, MilliporeSigma
Regulatory and Analytical:
  • Alana Bartelle, Director, Genentech
  • Dell Farnan, Director, Gilead

Note: This workshop will take place at Gilead Sciences, Inc., in Oceanside, CA, and is open to attendees over 18 years of age. Closed-toe shoes are required at all times.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch are provided each day of workshop. 

Course Number: BIOL-40351
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)