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 Calendar of Events

North Carolina's life science community enjoys a vibrant array of activities and events.  This list shows events of interest, including events hosted by NCBIO and other organizations involved in North Carolina's life science community. 


Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Cell Culture Engineering
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Gain a fundamental understanding of growth and production of CHO cells. Get hands-on experience with a bench-scale stirred tank bioreactor, a rocker bag bioreactor and a 50-L single use bioreactor. Learn about cell culture media, inoculum, cell banking, GMP requirements for upstream mammalian cell culture, scale up, single use bioreactor versus stainless steel bioreactor design and the use of DOE and data analysis in cell culture development.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu).
 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
11:30 AM
NCBIO Life Science Forum and Luncheon
Location:
  NC Biotechnology Center
Description:   Determining the Potential Value and Reimbursement Pathway of New Technology
Sponsor:  NCBIO
Website:  
Sponsor Contact:  tshipwash@ncbioscience.net
 

Monday, June 15, 2015
12:00 PM
BIO International Convention
Location:
  Phildadelpha, PA
Description:  
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Molecular Perspectives in Downstream Processing and Biopharmaceutical Formulation
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   In this three-day lecture/lab course, participants learn the colloidal and macromolecular molecular-level physical science concepts that underlie biologic downstream processing and biopharmaceutical formulation science. Topics include: • The identification of biomacromolecule physical properties exploited in downstream processing and how to experimentally characterize them; • Factors that affect biomacromolecule conformational stability and how to quantify them; • Experimental methods for assessing protein colloidal stability and the extent of aggregation; and • The molecular-level phenomena impacting filtration operations as well as chromatography retention mechanisms and processing parameters.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Commercialization of New Biological Drugs
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Many professionals in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical and allied industries focus on just one or two aspects of the development and manufacture of biological products used to treat or prevent human disease. This course familiarizes participants with the entire 12- to 15-year life cycle of a new biological product as it progresses from the laboratory to the commercial market. In addition to participating in other classroom activities, attendees will use a computer game to apply new learning. Designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the life cycle of new biological products, research/development scientists; manufacturing professionals; engineering, quality and administrative personnel; contractors; and managers of emerging companies will benefit from this course.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
cGMP Biomanufacturing Operations
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Obtain a basic knowledge of biomanufacturing operations and how cGMP requirements are implemented at commercial scale. Engage in pilot-scale laboratory experiences that examine process utilities, media and solution preparation, bioreactor operation, centrifugation, chromatography, and tangential flow filtration in a simulated-cGMP commercial facility.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Assay Development and Validation for Biomolecules
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   In this course, you will gain a fundamental understanding of successful bioanalytical assay development and validation and the complexities involved in biopharmaceutical analysis. You will get hands-on experience with designing and developing an ELISA. After assay optimization, the ELISA will be validated by considering ICH guideline Q2(R1) and FDA Guidance: Bioanalytical Method Validation. You will also learn about troubleshooting, data analysis, and experimental design.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
GE Chromatography Column Packing
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   A well-packed chromatography column is critical to achieving the required purity for a biopharmaceutical product. Taught by experts from GE Healthcare, one of the world’s leading providers of chromatography supplies and equipment for the biopharmaceutical industry, this course provides participants with the hands-on packing experience and the information needed to design procedures that ensure packing is done right the first time. Topics include different packing techniques suitable for production-scale columns, appropriate cleaning and sanitization techniques for resin and chromatography equipment, tests used to evaluate column-packing quality, and techniques for resolving packing issues.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu).
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Fermentation Engineering
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC
Description:   Learn fermentation principles and engineering fundamentals of growing recombinant microorganisms in a bioreactor to express therapeutic proteins. Gain a fundamental understanding of the relationship between process design and product quality. Engage in hands-on pilot-scale laboratory experiences that define and explore the critical control parameters required to achieve a robust fermentation proces
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Downstream Biopharmaceutical Processes: Fundamentals and Design
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
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.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Commercialization of New Biological Drugs
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Many professionals in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical and allied industries focus on just one or two aspects of the development and manufacture of biological products used to treat or prevent human disease. This course familiarizes participants with the entire 12- to 15-year life cycle of a new biological product as it progresses from the laboratory to the commercial market. In addition to participating in other classroom activities, attendees will use a computer game to apply new learning. Designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the life cycle of new biological products, research/development scientists; manufacturing professionals; engineering, quality and administrative personnel; contractors; and managers of emerging companies will benefit from this course.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Biopharmaceutical Analysis
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   This course provides an overview of the analytical technologies used in biomanufacturing QC/analytical laboratories. You will get hands-on experience with HPLC, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA. You will also learn about troubleshooting, data analysis, and experimental design.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Fundamentals of Mammalian Cell Line Development
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Individuals attending this course gain a fundamental knowledge of the latest, most advanced cloning strategies vital to mammalian cell line development for protein production. Emphasis is on the choice of the expression vector, the host cell genetics and physiology, and screening strategies to assure the highest production yields using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells as the expression model. Practical hands-on laboratory sessions include DNA cloning, cell transfection, selection/screening for best producer, and the expression/analysis of the protein of interest.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Downstream Biopharmaceutical Processes: Fundamentals and Design
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
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.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Stem Cell Manufacturing
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Stem cells—including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and embryonic stem cells (ESC)—have promising applications in regenerative medicine, drug screening and disease modeling. Stem cells also show promise for non-therapeutic applications such as cell-based sensors for chemical/biological threat monitoring, manufactured ‘meat’ for food consumption and engineered leather for industrial/consumer goods. To realize this promise, stem-cell-based products must be manufactured consistently, must be cost-effective and must adhere to strict cGMP standards, beginning from the raw material stage to the final end product. This course provides training in stem cell manufacturing pertaining to the expansion of stem cell types to pilot-level quantities. The first part of the course will cover fundamental concepts of stem cell biology, sources of stem cells and their use in therapeutic and non-therapeutic applications. The second part of the course will cover current bioreactor technologies utilized in the expansion of stem cells, their design principles and key features of each technology. This course is sponsored by RoosterBio, a company passionate about stem cell technology.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Fermentation Engineering
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Learn fermentation principles and engineering fundamentals of growing recombinant microorganisms in a bioreactor to express therapeutic proteins. Gain a fundamental understanding of the relationship between process design and product quality. Engage in hands-on pilot-scale laboratory experiences that define and explore the critical control parameters required to achieve a robust fermentation process.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:00 PM
Nano Manufacturing Conference
Location:
  Gateway University Research Park, Greensboro, NC
Description:   Our primary goal is to bring together Founders, CEOs, Senior Executives, Business Leaders, Economic Developers, Educators, Government and Nonprofit Organization Executives to share their vision for the future and the opportunities that Nano Manufacturing enables.
Sponsor: 
Website:  
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Introduction to Design of Experiments (DoE) for Bioprocess Analysis and Optimization
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Learn how to apply the fundamental principles of Design of Experiments (DoE) methods to the analysis and optimization of bioprocesses. DoE is critical to defining the design space for a process, which is central to the quality-by-design concepts presented in the ICH Guideline for Development and Manufacture of Drug Substances Q11. This course focuses on the application of DoE methods through the use of JMP statistical software, bioprocess case studies and hands-on laboratory activities. The case studies focus on microbial fermentation, chromatography and pharmaceutical product/process development and provide real data.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Applied Principles and Techniques of Depth Flow Filtration (DFF) and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) for BioPharm Downstream Purificatio
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   This course focuses on the fundamental principles and optimum applied techniques for depth flow filtration (DFF) and tangential flow filtration (TFF) used in biopharmaceutical downstream processes. Choose the course format that’s most useful for you—one day, three days, or a full four days. The one-day lecture is designed to help individuals gain a solid understanding of the parameters and factors that affect DFF and TFF membrane performance and product recovery for both cell clarification and UF/DF biopharmaceutical applications. During the three-day hands-on laboratory workshop, DFF and TFF application trials are performed using state-of-the-art benchtop systems. Data developed during these trials is applied to a real scale-up system problem and SOP. The principles and techniques presented in the prerequisite lecture course are applied in this workshop, which is limited to 12 participants.
Sponsor:  NC State BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Microbial Contamination Control in Bioprocessing Operations
Location:
  Golden LEAF BTEC 850 Oval Drive Raleigh, NC
Description:   Gain a fundamental understanding of sources of microbial contamination in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Learn how to evaluate contamination risks and implement corrective and preventative measures to ensure a state of microbiological control in facilities and processes. Learn about recent regulatory expectations for control of contamination.
Sponsor:  NC BTEC
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/index.php
Sponsor Contact:  John Balchunas (jebalchu@ncsu.edu)
 

 
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