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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.