Biomanufacturing and Process Development

Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD)

BPD provides a forum for process development and manufacturing scientists and engineers to discuss bioprocessing issues and solutions. Students, trainees, and transitioning professionals are also encouraged to attend.

The group meets approximately six to eight times a year with speakers from industry and academia, as well as technology and regulatory experts. BPD is one of approximately 20 Exchange Groups supported by NCBiotech.

Membership Guidelines

Professionals, faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and industry members are welcome. There are no membership fees.

Meeting Format

For the 2022 - 2023 season, we will host a hybrid half-day symposia and a full-day vendor show in April. The Symposia will host multiple speakers centered around the meeting theme. Additionally, as time permits, there will be networking opportunities for attendees, exhibitors and speakers.

The half-day symposia will be from approximately 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., and the full-day symposia will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration is free but required for all webinars and events. 

BPD thanks our symposia sponsors who support our programs.

Click here to Request Information about webinars/symposia, sponsoring a webinar or symposium, and virtual exhibit opportunities as a sponsor or for vendor shows.


We have several sponsorship opportunities available, so please reach out for more information.


2023 Program 

February 9, 2023 BioGrow Training and Education Symposium

March 16, 2023 – Fermentation Symposium

April 12, 2023 - Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium and Full Day Vendor Show at UNC's Friday Center 

To submit an abstract for consideration for one of our upcoming symposia please fill out our BPD Speaker Interest Form.

To join our mailing list, please fill out the Interest Form.

Recordings From Past Events

Steering Committee Members 2021-2022

  • Katie Stember (Chair), North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Hannah Cole, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Michael David, Eppendorf North America

  • Ronna Dornsife, North Carolina Central University/BRITE

  • Rosa Fernandez, NC BioNetwork

  • Karen Kast-Hutcheson, Repligen

  • Mark Mistretta, Watson Marlow Fluid Technologies

  • Ryan Moffa, Seqirus

  • Rob Onyenwoke, North Carolina Central University/BRITE

  • Thomas Parker, BridgeBio

  • Lawson Phillips, Seqirus

  • Caroline Smith-Moore, NC State University (BTEC)

  • Dhaval Tapiawala, Pfizer

  • Alex Tracy, ISTARI Oncology Inc.

  • Robert Tyler, A&C Your Global GMP Partner

  • An Zhang, Biogen

2022 Program Schedule

2020-21 Program Scedule

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