The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the existing training opportunities in the field of flexible biopharmaceutical manufacturing with single-use systems and technologies. In addition, we would like to investigate requirements from both supplier and user perspectives. The five main questions that we hope to answer are:
- Are the current student training courses offered by academic institutions in Europe and the USA sufficient for suppliers and users?
- What are the main topics that Bachelor students should understand? • What are the main topics that Master students should understand?
- Is it necessary to educate “new biotechnologists“ to be more familiar with fabrication methods for plastic devices, the implementation of single-use systems, how to work with them and how to apply them?
- What are the topics need to be included in further training courses for industry specialists?
The goal is that the discussions from this meeting will be developed into a DECHEMA recommendation or position paper to be published in Engineering of Life Sciences.
The participants (except members of DECHEMA group "single-use technology" and invited speakers) are asked to send a registration mail to Katharina Blaschczok.
Wednesday, 7 September
|Session chair||Karin Tiemann, DECHEMA|
|10:30 - 10:35||Welcome and introduction|
|10:35 - 11:55||Keynotes and discussion|
|10:35 - 10:55||What do suppliers need?
Thorsten Peuker, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
|10:55 - 11:15||User requirements|
|11:15 - 11:35||Situation in the USA
James Dean Vogel, The BioProcess Institute, and Eric Langer, BioPlan Associates
|11:35 - 11:55||DECHEMA group and the ZHAW: Ongoing and planned activities
Regine Eibl, ZHAW
|11:55 - 12:00||Summary and outlook|
|12:00||Lunch and informal discussions|
Online registration for the conference will be open until 29th August 2016.