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Biomanufacturing Primer

Biomanufacturing Primer introduces the ever-evolving world of biomanufacturing. It gives a scientific overview of essential topics such as the intricacies driving cell lines, cell banks, upstream/downstream bioprocessing, and the latest advancements in this dynamic field. The class compares the fascinating differences between bacterial and mammalian cell lines and explains which drug products each can and cannot produce. The concept of cell banks, both master and working cell banks, and their critical manufacturing roles are explained in detail. This primer outlines the art of upstream bioprocessing (optimizing cell growth and scale-up) and downstream bioprocessing (harvesting and purifying protein drug products). The class ends by highlighting incredible advancements such as continuous bioprocessing, single-use technologies, and critical quality attributes. Register today for this informative class and gain a foundational understanding of biomanufacturing!

Section 1: Cell Lines

Explains cell line development and the process of cell bank production.

Section 2: Cell Banks

Discusses in detail the steps used to make biologics, specifically bulk upstream and bulk downstream processing.

Section 3: Upstream Bioprocessing

Highlights the nuances involved in harvesting and purifying a therapeutic protein from cell culture and explains the testing protocols that ensure drug product quality.

Section 4: Downstream Bioprocessing

Explores some of the new technologies that companies are using to reduce costs and increase yield of the drug product. These include continuous bioprocessing, continuous chromatography, and single-use systems.


Section 5: Advancements in Biomanufacturing

Learn the benefits and risks of continuous bioprocessing and single-use technologies.

Five Takeaways


  1. Explain the process of bacterial and mammalian cell line development.
  2. Compare the roles of a master cell bank and the working cell bank.
  3. Describe, in detail, the steps of upstream and downstream bioprocessing and how to optimize cell growth for maximum productivity.
  4. Discuss the highly regulated testing protocols that ensure product quality.
  5. Cite the benefits and risks of game-changing advancements in biomanufacturing, including continuous bioprocessing and single-use technologies.


  • Closed Captioning in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Transcripts in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Course materials
  • Real-time tracking
  • Progress reporting
  • Accessibility features
  • Corporate account upgrades
  • LinkedIn certificate attachment
  • Verified certificates


  • How long do I have to complete an on-demand course?  You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. During that year, you may watch the class an unlimited number of times.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course in one year?  There are no time extensions. If you want to complete the course, you must purchase it again.
  • How long are the on-demand classes?  Our longest course has a running time of 90 minutes. However, most have a running time of 45 minutes.  The running time is listed for each class on its registration page. The assessment at the end of each course takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • Are there any downloadable class materials? No. All course slides and transcripts remain on your Biotech Primer dashboard, but they are always available for review.
  • What is the format of the on-demand classes?  The online class begins with the class objectives and the course itself and ends with a summary of what you learned. The course is a series of images and text accompanied by a professional voice-over and subtitles. Subtitles are available in 9 languages. The course ends with a quiz to assess your understanding.
  • Can I repeat the course?  You can repeat the course as often as you like within your one-year access.
  • How many times can I take the course quiz?  You have three chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 75% or higher. You must pass the quiz to receive the class certificate. Your quiz score will be shown on your class certificate.
  • May I share a course I purchased with others?  Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you want to learn as a group, please contact us at for group pricing.

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