Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD)
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.
Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in BPD are welcome.
Similar meeting format as previous years will be maintained in the 2019-2020 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.
Most events run from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at NCBiotech, 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.
Request information about monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages.
Program Schedule for the 2019-2020 Season
October 17th, 2019 - Continuous Manufacturing: Upstream and Downstream Symposium & Full Day Vendor Show
"Continuous Manufacturing, Upstream and Downstream: The Future is Here, But Do You Want it?"
Herman Bozenhardt, President at Bozenhardt Consulting
“Continuous Manufacturing from Perfusion to Capture Step”
Mike Ford, Engineer I, DS Pilot Protein Development, Biogen
“Continuous Inline Concentration and Capture Step at Pilot Scale”
Sanaa Elouafiq, Associate Scientist III, Biogen
“Batch to Continuous: Post-Approval change for ProA step”
Sandhya Manjunath, Senior Scientist Continuous Bioprocessing, Pall
"Affinity Chromatography: A corner stone of the integrated continuous bioprocessing”
Kevin Isett, CEO, Co-Founder, Avitide
“Process Concepts with Brilliant Potential for Connected & Continuous Biomanufacturing”
Avril Vermunt, Program Manager, Connected Biomanufacturing, GE Healthcare
“Designing today for the future of continuous processing”
Erich Bozenhardt, Process Manager, IPS-Integrated Product Services
November 20th, 2019 - Innovations in Fermentation
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Introduction
1:05 - 1:40 p.m. “Building Upon Fermentation Excellence”
Timothy Cooper, Novozymes
1:40 - 2:15 p.m. “Novel products from the crop and soil microbiome for agriculture and beyond”
Dr. Kelly Smith, AgBiome
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break & Refreshments
2:45 - 3:20 p.m. "Leveraging Models and Process Knowledge to Enable Accelerated Development into Manufacturing"
Jason Fairlee, Fujiflim Diosynth
3:20 - 4:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Fermentation Across Industries
Moderator: Dr. Paul Ulanch, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Panel Participants include:
- Dr. Andrew Turner, Vecino Brewing Company
- Timothy Cooper, Novozymes
- Tony Fulz, Fujifilm Diosynth
- Dr. Kelly Smith, AgBiome
- Ying Yang, Eppendorf
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks / Adjourn
December 12th, 2019 - Challenges and Oppourtunities in Rare Diseases
January 2020 - Spotlight on Seqirus: Vaccine Symposium & Facility Tour
February 5, 2020 - Sourcing, Selection and Quality of Raw Materials
March 3, 2020 - BioGrow: Training and Continuing Education Across NC
April 1st, 2020 - Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium and Full Day Vendor Show
May 5, 2020 - Process Analytics and Automation
**Monthly Meeting and Vendor Sponsorship Packages available, for more information, contact Hannah_cole@ncbiotech.org**
Steering Committee Members 2019-2020
Hannah Cole, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Stewart Kohnberg, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Nikki Pavlides, Ph.D., Kymanox
Michael David, Eppendorf
Ronna Dornsife, NCCU BRITE
Tara Hamilton, Bionetwork
Karen Kast-Hutcheson, Pall
Zach Koontz, Waters Corp.
Thomas Parker, MilliporeSigma
Caroline Smith-Moore, NC State University (BTEC)
Stacey Traviglia, Ph.D., Biogen
Mark Mistretta, Watson Marlow Fluid Technologies
Rob Oyenwoke, NCCU
Katie Stember, NCBiotech
Dhaval Tapiawala, Pfizer
Alex Tracy, Enzyvant
Rebel Umphlett, BioNetwork
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