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Biotechnology: Overview of Principles, Tools, Processes and Products

Aug 20 - Aug 21, 2018 |
Aug 21, 2018 |
PDA Training and Research Institute | Bethesda, MD
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Duration:  2 days
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Biotechnology is the use of biological processes and components to provide useful products, services and tools for a variety of applications. It uses knowledge from a variety of disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering and computing.

This course is designed to provide biotechnologists and non-biotechnologists with a basic understanding of the theory, principles, techniques and potential of this rapidly moving field. Topics covered include: scientific principles, overview of tools (recombinant DNA, genomics and gene arrays, proteomics, bioinformatics, etc.), biopharmaceutical product development, biomanufacturing strategies (protein expression, fermentation, cell culture, downstream processing and purification), and types of products and their applications in medicine. The course format includes a combination of lecture with interactive group discussions.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit:

  • Managers, group leaders, supervisors, scientists and technicians from R&D and manufacturing units in biotech organizations who need an integrated overview of the field
  • Engineering, validation and quality control/quality assurance staff moving into the biotechnology field
  • Career changers interested in learning the fundamentals of the biotechnology industry
  • Lawyers, architects and other individuals with limited background in biotechnology who work in biotech projects

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define biotechnology, current applications of biotechnology and its products in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Discuss the fundamental tools and how they are used in biotechnology
  • Explain the biopharmaceutical product and process development steps
  • Describe the key steps in typical biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes

Standard

Member

On or before July 6, 2018
$1,743

After July 6, 2018
$1,937

Nonmember

On or before July 6, 2018
$2,092

After July 6, 2018
$2,324


Government/Health Authority/Academic

Member

$1,162

All rates in US Dollars. REFUND FOR COURSES: If your written request is received by July 23, 2018, you will receive a full refund less a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds will be approved. COURSE CANCELLATION: PDA reserves the right to modify the material or instructors without notice, or to cancel an event. If an event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation. For more details, contact PDA at info@pda.org or +1 (301) 656-5900.

General Course Information

Please arrive at the course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to sign in. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration. PDA will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

Breakfast will be served thirty minutes before the class begins. Lunch will be provided between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location

The course will be held at:

PDA Training and Research Institute
Bethesda Towers
4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Recommended Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street | Bethesda, MD 20814 | 0.3 miles from PDA
(301) 654-8111

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 x151
Email: ko@pda.org

Antonio Moreira, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

PDA #279 | ACPE #0116-0000-16-044-L04-P | 1.2 CEUs
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

New Jersey

PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

The credit value of this course is 12 CPC credits.

North Carolina

PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

The credit value of this course is 12 PDHs.

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