KiriLynn Svay HedbergLecturer; Director of Bioprocess Engineering Operations, Amgen Bioprocessing Center
Microarray, Mammalian Cell Culture, Downstream Processing of Bioprocess Material
KiriLynn joined the Amgen Bioprocessing Center in 2007, as an instructor for the Mammalian Cell Technology lab course (ALS 427) in the Fall Semester and Bioseparations Lab (ALS 422) in the Spring Semester. In addition to her teaching, KiriLynn also manages the various industry sponsored projects, independent research, and oversees the daily operations in the Amgen Bioprocessing Center.
This laboratory course provides extensive hands-on experience in KGI’s lab-scale pilot plant for animal cell culture (part of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center). The pilot plant includes several 2-L glass bioreactors plus various single use systems, all run as scale-down models of large scale (25,000-L) systems. The course includes not only laboratory exercises and written reports, but also certain weekly classes wherein students will receive additional instruction, occasionally give presentations on their results, and see talks and demonstrations by vendors on their latest technologies.
This laboratory course provides hands-on experience with many of the techniques and principles taught in the complimentary lecture course, ALS 429.
This course is open to MBS, MS, PPC and PPM students that are interested in getting hands-on bioprocessing research experience.
Industries Sponsored Research
When companies have small projects that they would like to evaluate, it is generally less expensive to contract the work to outside sources. The Amgen Bioprocessing Center (ABC) at KGI, is a perfect place for such work, because the lab is well equipped with some of the most advanced bioprocessing technology equipment that is equivalent to most small pharmaceutical companies and most importantly we offer well-trained graduated students who are willing to work for credits or cheaper than what the industries would pay their employees. One of these projects include evaluating Alpha and Beta pilot scale disposable bioreactors that utilize Air Wheel mixing systems to mix and promote low shear and rapid homogenous mixing in cell culture. Another project includes validating and evaluating an animal free cell culture supplements for the use in Biomanufacturing, cell culture, and biopharmaceutical formulations.
Education Independent Research
Various and interesting independent research have been done in the ABC labs which include anything from fermenting beverages, such as making wine from the grapes from the Rancho Cucamonga valley to brewing beer using the algae spirulina; to renewable biofuels such as characterizing and growing algae in open raceway ponds.
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