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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 2016-2017 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 2016 – 2017 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.**

January 19, 2017

2-4:30 p.m.

Grifols Manufacturing Facility Tour

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Clayton, NC Grifols Manufacturing Facility!  Due to the intimate nature of the tour, space is extremely limited and tickets will be given out on a first come first serve basis, register today to reserve your spot!

February 23, 2017

12 - 5:30 p.m.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Quality

Join us at the NC Biotechnology Center on Thursday, February 23rd for our Supply Chain Quality Symposium from 12:30-5:30pm.  Featuring an afternoon of distinguished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.  

12:30-1:00pm              Registration

1:00-1:45pm                "What Rx360 Means for You and Our Industry"

                                   Mark Paxton, Rx360

1:45-2:15pm                "Controlling Raw Material Impurities & Harmonized Global Supply"

                                   Dave Lescinski, Avantor Life Sciences

2:15-2:45pm                Networking Break

2:45-3:15pm                "Zero Budget Supply Chain Mapping"

     Charlotte Hicks,

3:15-3:45pm                "Inside the Mind of the FDA for USP 232 Compliance"

                                   Augustine Ullmann, PharmcoAAPER

3:45-4:15pm                Panel Discussion

4:15-5:30pm                Networking and Resource Table

March, 2017

24th Annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

(sponsorships available through ISPE Early-Bird Exhibitor Deposit Form)

April 25, 2017

8 - 5 p.m.

Rapid PD Symposium & Vendor Show

May 3, 2017

12 - 4:30 p.m.

Facility of the Future Symposium


**Monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages available, request information**

Steering Committee Members 2016-2017

Russell Ciliento Seqirus, a CSL Company
Barney Crum F. Hoffman-LaRoche AG
Gary Gilleskie (Past Chair) Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
Stewart Kohnberg Doe & Ingalls
Brad Kosiba BK Collaborative, LLC
Elisa Newkirk Grifols
Brian Nunnally (Treasurer) Biogen
Nikki Pavlides Pfizer, Inc. (RTP)
Shahid Rameez KBI Biopharma
Shraddha Shapariya (Chair) Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
John Stefanyk EMD Millipore Corporation
Dhaval Tapiawala (Vendor Liaison) Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
Kevin Williams North Carolina Central University/BRITE
Kelly Wiltberger Biogen
Jennifer Zhang Biogen


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