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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Disinfection, Sterilization, and ContainmentSEF-3001KF1
This course introduces principles of contamination and containment for the biopharmaceutical industry along with responses using various procedures and engineering controls. Additional topics include special gowning requirements and restricted personnel movement, implementin...
Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Biomanufacturing ProcessesSEF-79524
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...
Elements of Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Data IntegritySEF-3001KJ1
An overview of Good Documentation Practices, including the differences between documents and records, the typical ISO 9001 document hierarchy, and each document level. Participants will become familiar with record-keeping requirements including the electronic signature and o...
Elements of Supplier and Internal Quality AuditsSEF-219CL
Regulatory authorities expect ongoing assessments of all processes and materials, and this course will help you understand regulatory requirements and expectations for audits. You will also learn the different types of audits, their purposes, and the investigatory and assess...
Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilization ValidationSEF-411CL
This course provides an overview of the concept of validation with a specific focus on Ethylene Oxide sterilization of medical devices. The course addresses why, what, when, and how to validate from a regulatory perspective, the documentation requirements for 510(k) submissi...
FDA Audit PreparationSEF-3001KI1
This course is designed to help in creating an environment of preparedness and a culture of quality assurance by raising the awareness of FDA compliance in regulated facilities. Maintaining current knowledge of preparation steps, do’s and don’ts, documentation completeness a...
Fermentation ProcessesSEF-79744
Learn the fundamentals of fermentation technology and processes in the chemical and biotechnology industries. Lecture topics include microbial nutrition and growth, sterilization principles, fermentation equipment/instrumentation, operations, and regulatory considerations. L...
Fundamentals of BiomoleculesSEF-167CL
Biomolecules are the end product of bioprocessing, and bioprocessing is an important method used by biopharmaceutical and other life-science industries in the manufacture of marketable products. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the structure, funct...
Fundamentals of MicrobiologySEF-147CL
The application of fundamental microbiological concepts and identification techniques are critical for a wide range of manufacturing processes regulated by the FDA, USDA, and other agencies. These include producers of pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and dietary supplement pr...
Fundamentals of ValidationSEF-165CL
This course is designed to introduce technicians and professionals to the principles and regulatory requirements of current drug, biologic and medical product validation.