PTI is part of the Knowledge & Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


A Beginner's Guide to Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

4-week online academy | 2 hours per week

Next intake begins 7 May 2019

Online Academy

Do you understand the manufacturing process of biopharmaceuticals? Whether you are completely new to this industry or are branching out from small-molecule manufacturing, this 5-module course details all you need to know to understand the development of biological-medicines. During this course you will be taken through the bioprocess and you will learn about the core components of upstream and downstream processing. You will also learn about quality control during this process to ensure efficacy and safety. You will become familiar in areas such as: protein engineering, cell culturing, protein isolation and purification and final filling.

  • Understand how biopharmaceuticals are produced on a large scale
  • Familiarise yourself with the critical tools used in upstream and downstream processing including protein engineering, cell culturing and chromatography
  • Understand how a bioreactor works to ensure product mass and purity
  • Learn how analytical method development is used to ensure product quality
untitled 1

Modules 1-4: Professor Susan Sharfstein 

Susan is currently a professor of Nanobioscience at Suny Polytechnic Institute in New York and has a particular expertise in mammalian cell biotechnology, bioprocessing and chemical engineering. Her research interests involve understanding the effect of culture conditions on living systems used for industrial production of therapeutic proteins and carbohydrates.


Module 5: Thomas Chattaway

Thomas Chattaway is a Senior Life Sciences Consultant and has expertise in providing innovative solutions for patient needs and addressing manufacturing challenges. He has over 20 years’ experience leading biotechnology-based product and process development projects and has worked in various countries serving customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and health care industries.

This course is suitable for new entrants to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, or professionals moving across industries. Typical departments may include:

  • Research & Development – both industrial and academic
  • Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Cell Biologists

PTI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

Watch the Online Academy Video

You may also be interested in...