Upstream Processing of Animal Cell Culture Products

UPCOMING PROGRAMS: AUGUST 5-8, 2014, DECEMBER 9-12, 2014. JUNE 9-12, 2015. DECEMBER 8-11, 2015.

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 to expand your bioprocessing/biomanufacturing knowledge

Upon completion of this intensive four 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 Logistics 

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