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. Each meeting features speakers from industry and academia, as well as technology and regulatory experts. BPD is one of approximately 25 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 2023 - 2024 season, we will host a 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 take place from 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 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.


2023-2024 Program 

November 9, 2023 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Quality Trends in Biomanufacturing Product Development Symposium, Sponsored by ASQ - Raleigh Section

February 1, 2024 (12:00 - 5:00 p.m.) – BioGrow Training and Education Symposium

April 25, 2024 - Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium and Full Day Vendor Show at UNC's Friday Center 

June 11, 2024 - What is BPD and Networking Event


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

Recordings From Past Events

Steering Committee Members 2023-2024

  • Hannah Cole, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Michael David, Eppendorf North America

  • Ronna Dornsife, AskBio

  • Karen Kast-Hutcheson, Caron Products

  • Ryan Moffa, Seqirus

  • Eric Dean (Chair), DPR 

  • McKayla Webb, Avantor Sciences

  • Hamid Sedaghat

  • Keyur Joshi, Resilience

  • Teena Mace, Steris

  • Ryan Phillips, Precision Biosciences

  • Kurt Selle, BTEC, NCSU

  • Robert Tyler, Actylis

  • Justin Watkins, KBI Biopharma

  • Megan Damico, NCBiotech

  • Eric Forshee, JLL

  • Ryan Overcash, Costello REI

  • Matthew Vanoski, USP

  • Bryant Fouts, BB Sole Solutions

  • Ben Josey, Corning Life Science

  • Larissa Benavente, AskBio

  • Maria Oyaski

2022 Program Schedule

2020-21 Program Scedule

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