Mission

KGI’s Bioprocessing mission is to serve our students and regional community by developing innovative educational programs that deliver the next generation of leaders to the bioprocess and related industries.

The goals include:

  1. Remain the bioprocessing training partner of choice by building on our strength.
  2. Grow the Bioprocessing base at KGI, create new training opportunities, and focus on new value propositions for our students, industry partners, and regional community.

Activities

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biopharmaceutical Processing Program

A two-year full-time degree program to educate technical leaders for the biopharmaceutical industries.

Master of Business and Science (MBS) with Bioprocessing Major Program

A two-year full-time degree program for those who seek a career in operation, supply chain management, and other support services in bioprocess industries.

Bioprocessing Professional Advancement Training (BPAT) Program

Together with KGI’s Office of Corporate Partnerships, these customized 2.5-day industry training courses are delivered at KGI or on company site with the flexibility to provide master level qualifications for industry professionals.

Cooperative Awards Students Training (CAST) PhD Program

Designed to meet the needs of industry for trained workforce in Bioprocess R&D, this program has flexibility to provide PhD opportunities for industry professionals. It fills the gap between conventional academic and industry research, while offering candidates with unparalleled opportunity of “real-life” research experience and transferable skills that are essential for a successful career in the bioindustry.

It is fully funded by the industry partner (stipend, tuition, insurance, travel, etc.), offers candidates the opportunity to carry out much of their research at their company site, and offers candidates the opportunity to take a series of BPAT course offered within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center.

It is geared towards master level graduates in relevant subjects from approved external universities or industry professionals with first degrees in relevant subjects and multiple years of industry experience.

Team Master’s Project (TMP)

One or two semesters of an industry sponsored project in bioprocessing.

Independent Research (Industry Collaboration)

  • Short, medium, or long term industry sponsored research in upstream and downstream unit operations
  • Wet-lab based to bench marking and literature review research
  • Individual and small group research

Past examples include:

  • Mammalian and microbial bioreactor development and optimization
  • CHO Cell line development
  • Scale-down model development
  • API Freeze-thaw operations
  • High viscosity formulation TFF
  • Viral inactivation
  • Chromatographic purification
  • Development of disposable bioreactors
  • Perfusion bioreactors
  • Dynamic bioreactors for stem cells
  • First principle modelling
  • Quality-by-Design

Bioprocess Special Events

Conferences, seminars, and special meetings for the bioprocess industries.