Upstream Processing Masterclass
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 operations performed in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical production facilities.
Course content typically covers:
Preparation of a working well bank (WCB) from a master cell bank (MCB)
Inoculation Train: How to prepare your seed culture to volume
Sterilisation in place (SIP) of bioreactor
Inoculation and monitoring of an E. coli batch fermentation
Principles of bioreactor technology and parameter control
Sampling, sensors, automation, data collection and analysis
Understanding changes in nutrient levels and their correlation to growth Phases
Post-cultivation cleaning procedures
Good manufacturing practice (GMP) to produce a good quality system
This course can be followed with additional training on either ‘HPLC Analysis of a Broth medium’ or upgraded for a ‘Fed-Batch’ system
Contact our Facility Manager for further details.