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Please join us for the IBioNe webinar series on 5/21 at 10am EST featuring Dr. Tim Charlebois, Senior Fellow at NIIMBL and Dr. Guangping Gao, Professor at UMass Chan Medical School and moderated by Dr. Christina Alves, head of US Biologics Process Development at Takeda. The panelists will discuss current gene therapy challenges and the future of the field.

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IBioNe in the News!

BioProcess International wrote an article in their March 2024 issue about the IBioNe Modeling of Biotherapeutic Manufacturing Processes webinar by Cleo Kontoravdi (researcher from Imperial College in London, UK) and Dong-Yup Lee (associate professor of the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University), held in November, 2023.

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Upcoming Conferences

28th ESACT Meeting

  • Date: 23-26 June 2024
  • Location: Edinburgh

Secure your place at ESACT 2024—the premier event for professionals in the biotechnology and cell therapy industries! 

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Training and Workforce Development

Industrial Bioprocessing Training 2024

  • Date: July 29 - August 2, 2024
  • Location: UMass Lowell North Campus, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Instructors: Industry professionals from BMS, Pfizer, MilliporeSigma, UMass Biologics and UMass experts.

Course Description:

This course teaches key principles and concepts of industrial bioprocessing of protein, cell and gene therapies. The course covers recent technologies and practices of upstream, downstream, and analytical tools in the bioprocessing industry. In addition, FDA initiatives of PAT (Process Analytical Technology), Quality by Design, and Emerging Technology will be covered.

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Metabolic and Bioprocess Modelling for Animal Cells Course, 2nd edition 

  • Date: October 13-17, 2024
  • Location: Llafrank, Spain

Coordinators: Dong-Yup Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, KP), Ioscani Jiménez del Val (University College Dublin, IR) and Emma Petiot (Université de Lyon, FR)

Course Description:

This is an introductory course intended to cover the main modelling approaches relevant to animal cell systems. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Kinetic and stoichiometric modelling
  • Flux balance analysis
  • Data-driven and hybrid-modeling of cell bioreactors
  • Chemometrics and their use to support integration of Process Analytical Technologies
  • Machine learning approaches for analyzing multiomics datasets

The course will consist of lectures on the topics and computer-based hands-on workshops with case studies.

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IBioNe ||

The International Biomanufacturing Network (IBioNe) is an NSF-sponsored AccelNet network of networks. Its mission is to link international networks including NSF-funded centers, Advanced Mammalian Biomanufacturing Innovation Center and Membrane Science Engineering & Technology Center, and partner organizations in Canada, Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Australia and Africa. 

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