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Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD)

Mission and Goals

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.

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Program Schedule 2017 - 2018 Season

Most events run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 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.

**Monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages available. Request information.**






Program Schedule for the 2017-2018 Season

October 23, 2017

Single Use Symposium & Vendor Show

November 30, 2017

Viral Clearance Symposium

January, 2018

Networking Facility Tour

February 15, 2018

Innovator, Biosimilar and Biobetters Symposium

March 15, 2018

Cell Line Development Symposium

April 12, 2018

PAT/Advanced Automation Symposium & Vendor Show

May 3, 2018

Quality Control/Regulatory Symposium

**Monthly Meeting and Vendor Sponsorship Packages available, for more information contact**


Steering Committee Members 2017-2018

Hannah Cole North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Barney Crum Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Gary Gilleskie Golden LEAF BTEC
Damien Hallet Heat Biologics
Nathaniel Hentz Golden LEAF BTEC
Stewart Kohnberg (Chair Elect) TCI Chemicals
Christine Megarity Pfizer Inc.
Elisa Newkirk Grifols
Thomas Parker EMD Millipore
Nikki Pavlides (Chair) Pfizer Inc.
Shahid Rameez KBI Biopharma
Shraddha Shapariya (Past Chair)  
Dhaval Tapiawala Pfizer Inc.
Dan Thomas ANGUS Chemical Company
Jeremy Weaver Grifols
Kevin Williams NC Central University
Kelly Wiltberger Biogen
Jennifer Zhang Biogen


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