The trend of implementing single-use technology in the biomanufacturing industry has been increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 12%. It is projected to reach a worldwide market of $3 billion by 2019. Some of the numerous advantages include:
> the reduction of potential cross-contamination
> relatively low capital investment
> low operating costs
> elimination of downtime due to system flexibility and quick setups between batches
Furthermore, single-use supplies can be purchased pre-sterilized and validated by the supplier.
This workshop will focus on hands-on activities involved in upstream processes in single-use biomanufacturing. Participants will work with mammalian cell culture in disposable shake flasks, aseptically transfer cells and media into wave bags and bioreactors using a sterile welder and will perform sampling and testing to monitor cell growth. Participants will also practice clean room gowning, conduct environmental monitoring, bioburden and leak tests.
Additionally, industry professionals will deliver presentations on the history and development of single-use technology in biomanufacturing.
At the conclusion of the conference, participants will have acquired the skills needed to confidently work with disposable equipment and be able to discuss and explain the importance of single-use technology. All percentage and financial facts in this description have been taken from Pharmaceutical Technology 39 (6) 2015.
At the conclusion of the mini-BIOMAN, participants will have a comprehensive, ready-to-insert curriculum module to utilize in their own classrooms. Curricular materials include PowerPoint slides and links to helpful resources and references as well as hands on activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the conference, and transportation to off-site venues is included. Participation in all three days of the workshop is required.
* A limited number of travel stipends are available for out-of-town participants. *
Registration will remain open until all participant positions are filled.