Upstream Processing of Animal Cell Culture Products


UPCOMING PROGRAMS: September 11-15, December 11-15, 2017; May 7-11, September 10-14, 2018

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 Logistics

  • Program Start: September 11-15, December 11-15, 2017; May 7-11, September 10-14, 2018
  • Registration Deadline:  Two weeks prior to program start
  • Time: 8:30 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
  • Contact us to register

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