Essentials of Automation Engineering for Biomanufacturing

UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES: August 20-21, 2019

During this program, participants will gain knowledge and hands-on experience for the automation of Biomanufacturing operations.

View the on demand webinar to learn more about the program.


  • Date: August 20-21, 2019
  • Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center (BETC)
    WPI Gateway Park 2, 50 Prescott Street (2nd floor), Worcester MA
  • Cost: $1,400.00*


*NIIMBL members, contact Betsy Barr at for details on a registration discount code. 


A prerequisite online course offered through the International Academy of Automation Engineering (IAAE) must be completed before attending this course. The online prerequisite course costs $400. Please register for the online course and bring your “Certificate of Completion” to the hands-on course.


  • Understand how the disk stack centrifuge operates, operating controls, and what we monitor and automate
  • Understand controls of bioreactors and fermenters, different modes of operations and feeding schemes (batch/fed batch/perfusion)
  • DO cascade control
  • pH calibration, controls and dead bands
  • Monitoring and alarms
  • Bioreactor/fermenter critical control parameters
  • Understand objectives and importance of SIP and P-Hold
  • Understand the program controls and requirements and critical attributes
  • How to avoid false positives on the programs PASS/FAIL specifications
  • Where TFF is used within the biomanufacturing process
  • Understand system instrumentation and how TFF systems operates
  • Understand process critical attributes
  • Operating and program controls, and what we monitor
  • Open discussion on automating system controls
  • Chromatography skid design and instrumentation
  • Understand system instrumentation and how liquid chromatography systems operates



This course was developed with a project award from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (70NANB17H002).