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Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD)

Mission and Goals

BPD’s mission is to provide a forum for process development and manufacturing scientists and engineers to discuss bioprocessing issues.  The group meets approximately eight to ten times a year with speakers from academia, industry, technology vendor experts, and regulatory experts. This is one of the 20-plus Exchange Groups that are supported statewide by NCBiotech.

Membership Guidelines

Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in BPD are welcome.

Meeting Format

Similar meeting format as previous years will be maintained in the 2016-2017 season.  Each event will host multiple speakers centered around the event theme, allow a time for networking among attendees, and optionally include a vendor show or poster presentations.

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Program Schedule 2017 - 2018 Season

Most events run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all seminars. Registration is $25 for industry/faculty, $5 for graduate/postdoctoral students and FREE for unemployed job seekers, unless otherwise noted.

**Monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages available. Request information.**




Schedule coming soon!



Steering Committee Members 2016-2017

Hannah Cole North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Barney Crum F. Hoffman-LaRoche AG
Gary Gilleskie (Past Chair) Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
Damien Hallet Heat Biologics Inc.
Nathaniel Hentz Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
Stewart Kohnberg Thermofisher Scientific
Christine Megarity Pfizer Inc.
Elisa Newkirk Grifols Inc.
Brian Nunnally Biogen
Kimberley Parker  
Nikki Pavlides Pfizer Inc.
Shahid Rameez KBI Biopharma Inc.
Shraddha Shapariya (Chair)  
John Stefanyk EMD Millipore
Dhaval Tapiawala Pfizer Inc.
Kevin Williams North Carolina Central University
Kelly Wiltberger Biogen
Jennifer Zhang Biogen


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