Biomanufacturing and Process Development

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.

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 2017-2018 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 1 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.

For other information, contact Nikki Pavlides or Shraddha Shapariya​.

Upcoming Events

QC Symposium
Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

"Regulatory and Technology Trends in Quality Control"


12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Networking

1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Introduction

1:05 - 2:05 p.m. "Data Integrity: How to Mitigate, Plan, Identify Gaps and Meet Expectations of Regulators"

Heather Casali Moore, Associate Director - Biogen

2:05 - 2:35 p.m. Networking Break with Refreshments

2:35 - 3:35 p.m. "The Status of Rapid Microbiology Methods at Biogen: Gaining Internal Acceptance, Implementation Strategy, and Regulatory Experience"

Ashley Durusky, Manager - Biogen

3:35 - 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Register Here

Steering Committee Members 2017-2018

  • Hannah Cole, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Barney Crum, F. Hoffman-La Roche AG

  • Gary Gilleskie, Ph.D., (Past Chair), Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)

  • Damien Hallet, Heat Biologics Inc.

  • Nathaniel Hentz, Ph.D., Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)

  • Stewart Kohnberg, TCI 

  • Christine Megarity, Pfizer Inc.

  • Elisa Newkirk, Grifols Inc.

  • Kimberley Parker, Ph.D.

  • Nikki Pavlides, Ph.D. (Chairperson)

  • Shahid Rameez, Ph.D., KBI Biopharma Inc.

  • Shraddha Shapariya

  • John Stefanyk, EMD Millipore

  • Daniel Thomas, ANGUS Chemical Company

  • Stacey Traviglia, Ph.D., Biogen

  • Kevin Williams, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University

  • Kelly Wiltberger, Biogen

  • Jennifer Zhang, Biogen

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