Introduction to Practical Fermentation
**Note** SARS-CoV-2 outbreak (causing CoVid 19 disease):
All courses have been postponed please contact us if you are intersted in any courses and we will aim to find a mutually suitable date for all.
Based in FlexBio, our pilot-scale facility in Edinburgh, this course is aimed at scientists, engineers, suppliers, post graduate students and postdocs wishing to learn more about bioprocessing and the biotech sector. Part theory, part practical - the course introduces the most common fermentation operations performed in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical production facilities.
Course content typically covers:
Basic principles of fermentation
Host strain selection
Growth medium development
Process types and optimisation
Principles of bioreactor technology and parameter control
Inoculation Train: How to prepare your seed culture to volume
Sterilisation in place (SIP) of 30L fermenter
Pre-run preparation (setup and calibration)
Inoculation and initial growth
Sampling, sensors, automation, data collection and analysis
Understanding changes in nutrient levels and their correlation to growth phases
Harvest and post-cultivation disinfection, CIP & cleaning
Please contact our Facility manager to note interest.
Courses will be scheduled according to interest
Full day course: £550
(Preferential tariffs for start-ups, SMEs and academics
Contact our Facility Manager for further details.