|This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered at your company site. Please contact ISPE for more information.|
This fundamental course is ideal for professionals that are new to the biotechnology industry, professionals entering new work assignments encompassing biotechnology operations, or individuals with previous pharmaceutical industry experience that want to learn the basics of biotechnology. This is a course that is ideal for individuals involved in human resources, economic development, and business and strategic planning efforts. Professionals in quality control, quality assurance, and technical management support will also find it beneficial.
Participants in this course will explore the history of the biotechnology industry and will learn the fundamental concepts of biotechnology science. Participants will also learn basic terminology and how it is applied in the industry. The course will identify basic process science and unit operations for the manufacture of products and will describe the regulatory foundation that makes biological products different from traditional pharmaceutical products. There will be discussions to evaluate emerging technologies and how they will impact the industry. The course will also classify validation issues surrounding compliance with GMP and define basic requirements for facilities that manufacture biological products.
This course includes a pre-recorded Webinar that provides a review of the basics prior to the classroom course. You will receive information via email on how to access the Webinar two weeks prior to the start of the training event.
This training course is of particular interest to existing and future members of the ISPE Biotechnology Community of Practice (COP).
ISPE will provide continuing education units (ISPE CEUs) for all North American seminars and courses, including educational programming at the ISPE Annual Meeting. CEUs are nationally recognized units of achievement designed for those individuals continuing their education in their chosen field or profession.
Delegates attending European seminars and courses will receive a Certificate of Attendance, as ISPE CEUs are currently not offered at European events. Verification of CEUs is based on attendance as well as satisfactory completion of all evaluation materials. Statements of credit will be available for download in your ISPE account a within four weeks of the completion of training. Instruction for download will be sent when the CEUs are available. One hour of education programming equals 0.1 ISPE CEU credits.