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PDA EU00185 ATMP University

Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2023
Seville, Spain

  • Education
  • Europe

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Program Highlights

PDA proudly presents this new training course kindly supported by Merck KGaA!


The field of gene therapy is continuing to evolve at a rapid speed and understanding the basics of viral vector manufacturing is vital to staying competitive and possibly a differentiating factor in the journey to commercialization.

Leveraging our vast experience in viral vectors, we have custom designed this course to cater to the numerous partners involved in technical and management teams of Process Development across the gene therapy space and the many others who seek to enter this space.

In this course you will get a thorough overview of end-to-end bioprocessing of viral vectors starting with basic science through upstream PD, downstream PD, analytics, tech transfer and single use facility considerations.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 14 September 2023

    09:00 I Welcome & Introduction

    09:15 I Overview of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

    10:15 I Coffee Break

    10:45 I Viral vectors as delivery vehicles

    11:45 I Cell Line Development

    12:45 I Lunch Break

    13:15 I Media Development and Transfection

    14:15 I Coffee Break

    14:45 I Bioreactor Growth and Kinetics

    16:15 I Analytical Development

    17:15 I Wrap up Day 1, Q&A, and Evaluation

    18:00 I End of Training Course Day 1

  • Friday, 15 September 2023

    09:00 I Midstream Unit Operations Harvest-Cell lysis-Benzonase-Clarification-TFF1 

    10:30 I Coffee Break

    11:00 I Downstream Unit Operations Chromatography-Virus Filtration-TFF2   

    12:30 I Lunch Break

    13:00 I Tech Transfer and Commercialization

    14:00 I Coffee Break

    14:45 I Facility Set-up and Single-Use Considerations

    16:00 I Wrap up Day 2, Q&A, Final Test 2

    16:30 I Evaluation of Attendee Expectations & Farewell

    16:45 I End of Training Course

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the background and trends in gene therapy.
    • Technical considerations and strategies for Process Development (Upstream and Downstream) of viral vectors such as AAV and Lentivirus
    • Overview of analytics and tech transfer for gene therapies
  • Who Should Attend
    • This training course is intended for everyone involved in the process and assay development, technology transfer and manufacturing of viral vectors
    • Engineers and Scientists from Pharma & Biotech industry involved in process development and scale-up of viral vectors
    • Interested parties who want to have a crash course in overviews and key elements of vector bioprocessing

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Melia Lebreros

C. Luis de Morales, 2
Seville, Spain
Phone: +34 954 57 94 00

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  • Accommodations

    PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

    Melia Lebreros
    C. Luis de Morales, 2
    41018 Seville

    Tel: +34 954 57 94 00

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms by 01 August 2023.

    Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

  • Amenities

    The hotel is located in the heart of Seville, next to the Royal Alcazar and the Plaza de Espana including a 270 qm swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness area.

How to Get Here

By Air

The hotel is only 8 kilometers away from Seville International Airport.

By Car

On site parking is available. Please contact the hotel for more information.

Other Options

Only 30 minutes by train from the airport to the hotel.


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