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:


Theory Session

Basic principles of fermentation

Host strain selection

Growth medium development

Process types and optimisation

Practical Session 

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

Next date:

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.