Course Date:  August 8-10, 2017

Course Description:

Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles underlying recovery/purification operations for biopharmaceutical production—including centrifugation, homogenization, chromatography and ultrafiltration—and how these operations are developed and scaled for use in production. Lectures provide theoretical insight into downstream operations and regulatory expectations for process development. Hands-on lab activities provide experience in experimental methods for determining process parameter ranges and material attributes (if applicable) for the different operations.  The course covers material that is especially relevant to scientists and engineers working in downstream biopharmaceutical process development, particularly those new to the field. Its overview of fundamental principles and development methodologies for operations associated with downstream processing also makes the course worthwhile for downstream manufacturing management, process validation staff, and quality assurance professionals.