BioNetwork Training

The BioNetwork Capstone Center provides affordable, high-quality, hands-on training in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical operations in a simulated industrial (cGMP) environment.

The Capstone Center is situated in the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University Centennial Campus. It provides a training environment that mirrors a biomanufacturing plant facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, industrial-grade equipment laboratories, and a certified cleanroom suite.

Industry-recognized credential: BioNetwork Capstone Certificates

Complete in: 12 months or less

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Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Biomanufacturing Processes
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
This course focuses on the application of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the production of biopharmaceuticals. An overview of select topics will be covered from current regulations found in sections 210/211 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as well as the relevant ICH and FDA guidance documents.
Course Objectives
  1. Gain an understanding of the historical development of CGMPs and their current application in the production of biopharmaceuticals
  2. Become broadly familiar with select topics in section 210/211 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations along with other FDA and ICH guidance documents
  3. Understand how regulations apply to real-world situations through in-depth work sessions covering practices that are frequently in the production of biopharmaceuticals
  4. Practice the application of regulatory principles to procedure development and validation
  5. Be able to locate and identify relevant regulatory information through regulation/guidance searches
Outline of Instruction
  1. Day 1 Lectures
    A. The historical development of GMP regulations
    B. Outline of regulations and enforcement
    C. Quality
    E. Documentation and records
    F. Building and facilities
    G. Equipment
    H. Equipment maintenance, cleaning, calibration
    I. Validation
    J. Cleaning validation
  2. Day 1 Work Session: Procedures and validation
  3. Day 2 Lectures
    A. Production and in-process controls
    B. Materials management
    C. Packaging and labeling
    D. Laboratory controls
    E. Personnel
    F. Complaints and recalls
    G. Change control
    H. Computerized systems
    I. Cell culture and fermentation
    J. Regulations on biologics
  4. Work Session: Warning Letters- Becoming the FDA inspector
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of course exam with a minimum score of 70%
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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