Contract Services

The BETC is uniquely positioned to provide highly competitive contract manufacturing and consulting services to our clients.  In addition to operating a fully functioning, scalable biomanufacturing facility, our staff has more than 50 years of combined expertise and a true passion for furthering the successes of our partners throughout the industry. We draw upon the insights of WPI’s well-regarded academic faculty and a network of seasoned external professionals. We offer flexibility, reasonable pricing and a depth of knowledge and experience you won’t find elsewhere in New England.

If your company plans to outsource pre-clinical research, proof of concept batches, and non-GMP manufacturing, contact the BETC to find out what we can do for you. Call +1-508-831-4879 or email

Contract Manufacturing

The BETC provides a full complement of scalable manufacturing services and access to current-generation technologies in our new 10,000 square-foot facility. Our experienced staff are well versed in industry-standard processes and cutting edge new technologies.  We will manage your projects with efficiency and precision to deliver the highest quality results. Our services include:

  • Bench-scale manufacturing
  • Pilot-scale manufacturing
  • Product testing for manufacturers and vendors

Bench-scale Manufacturing Services

  • Flask studies/animal and bacterial cell lines
  • Bacterial and yeast fermentation
  • Animal cell culture
  • Protein purification
  • Scale down studies
  • Process optimization studies

Pilot Scale Manufacturing

  • Bacterial and yeast fermentation
  • Bacterial fermentation scale-up studies
  • Protein purification
  • SIP studies
  • Proof of concept engineering runs

Material Production for Manufacturers and Vendors

  • Provide feed stock for vendor equipment studies
  • Perform product testing and evaluation
  • Generate product  performance data

Consulting Services

As part of a major academic and research institution, the BETC offers considerable expertise in the real-world commercialization of biologic products. And as a training resource for scores of companies across our industry, we have unique insight into what makes a company, its people, its processes, and its products most successful. It is our mission to share our expertise to support our clients and the biomanufacturing industry regionally, nationally, and globally.

The BETC now offers consulting in four key areas:

  1. Tech Transfer/Process Design: The BETC is well versed in the nuances of technology transfer and can help your company prepare your innovations, discoveries, and developments for commercialization.
  2. New technology comparison studies: New technology can be disruptive to implement in a working biomanufacturing plant. The BETC can conduct feasibility studies to assess your staff’s learning curve, your projected ROI, and how new technologies may benefit—or hamper—your company’s bottom line.
  3. Process development: Through our work with companies across the industry, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t—and why. We can help your company develop a strategy to optimize your process performance and your employees’ skill base and adaptability.
  4. Process Improvement: Let our experts evaluate your process or operations and recommend improvements to help eliminate mistakes, reduce down time and maximize profits.

Contact us today to find out how your critical contract manufacturing work can be managed successfully and economically at the BETC. Call +1-508-831-4879 or email