Viral vectors manufacturing - Continual professional development | National Horizons Centre | Teesside University

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Start Date
Mon, 06 Sep 2021
End Date
Fri, 10 Sep 2021
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The National Horizons Centre and Teesside University offer a range of tailored courses for continued professional development (CPD) in biosciences, informed by the latest research and delivered by academic experts and industry professionals in a world class research environment.

Their courses have been designed to address the technical and digital needs of the sector, providing theoretical understanding and hands-on practical experience using cutting-edge technologies. All courses with a practical element provide access to the Centre’s state-of-the-art laboratories.

About the viral vectors manufacturing course

This five-day training course is delivered by the NHC, in conjunction with CPI, and provides in depth training in viral vector manufacturing for gene therapies and the considerations for their manufacture in a Good Manufacturing Practice environment. 

Topics covered include, current and upcoming gene therapy products, molecular biology and genetic engineering principles. Hands-on laboratory experience includes, how to establish a seed train from a stable producer cell system, the differences between adherent and suspended cell cultures, as well as exploring a case study on AAV production using transient transfection and how optimisations are performed for successful scale-up.

The course also covers the downstream purification process, including primary clarification, concentration and chromatography steps, critical quality attributes for viral vector synthesis and analytical tools and assays required for validation.

Who should attend:

  • Scientists and engineers working in gene therapy and cell culture companies
  • Scientists, academics and engineers interested in production of viral vectors.