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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Good Laboratory Practices: FDA and EPA RegulationsSEF-79724
Lectures will present an overview of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (as defined by the EPA, 40 CFR Part 160 of the Federal Register, and the FDA, 21 CFR Part 58 of the Federal Register) for conducting acceptable regulatory laboratory studies in support of both pesticide...
HPLC in Theory and PracticeSEF-79624
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a chemistry technique used to separate compounds of interest from a liquid mixture based on chemical and/or physical properties. When HPLC is coupled with a spectrophotometric detector, it can be used to quantify analytes to p...
Micropipetting Techniques for Precision & AccuracySEF-79654
Micropipettes are common laboratory devices used to accurately dispense small volumes of liquid samples. This course focuses on the principles of micropipetting techniques used in biotechnology and other laboratory settings. Discussion will include practical tips and techniq...
Operations in Biotechnology Processes: An OverviewSEF-79604
This course will focus on the details of the typical processing procedures utilized to produce a biopharmaceutical - a pharmaceutical produced by biotechnology. An understanding of the science and the equipment commonly used in each process step will be presented along with...
Sample Preparation for HPLC AnalysisSEF-178CL
Students will execute basic analytical processes and use HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) instrumentation to perform analysis of trace organic compounds. You will learn to analyze biological samples for trace levels of drug and pesticide residues using HPLC. Stu...
Sterilization and Controlled Temperature Enironment ValidationSEF-103CL
This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of steam sterilization as well as the current methods of validation for sterile processes in the pharma/biotech manufacturing environment, including Autoclaves and Steam in Place (SIP) Systems, by providing a t...
Upstream Processes: Microbial FermentationSEF-412CL
Biopharmaceutical fermentation involves propagating mammalian, yeast, or microbial cells to produce the desired drug product. This process can be used to produce many types of products, including antibiotics, hormones, amino acids or therapeutic proteins. In this course, stu...
Validation of Upstream and Downstream ProcessingSEF-79854
Learn the process for validation of automated equipment and process control systems typically found in the biomanufacturing or pharmaceutical facilities using GAMP 5 and other guidelines. Highly interactive activities including discussion of case studies and hands-on develop...
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