BIOMAN 2007 Conference

July, 2007

July 22rd to July 27th 2007
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schedule and PowerPoint presentation files

BIOMAN 2007 participants
Biomanufacturing Institute


Biomanufacturing Educators from two and four year colleges and universities and technical high schools.


To exchange best practices and ideas to support and enhance biomanufacturing education and training and the workforce for the 21st century.


The National Science Foundation's ATE Regional Center for Biomanufacturing, the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2).


New Hampshire Community Technical College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Sonia Wallman, Director of Biotechnology
603-559-1581 Voice
603-334-6308 FAX


All Conference Attendees

Lecture/Reception at Pease Golf Course Club House (5pm to 7:30pm): Sunday, July 22rd

Breakfast (8:00am to 8:30am): Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th

Keynoters (8:30am to 9:30am): Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th

Vendor Show and Interest Tables (9:30am to 12:30pm): Monday, July 23rd

Barbeque at Redhook Brewery (6pm to 7:30pm): Thursday, July 26th

Lunch (12:30pm to 1:30pm): Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th

Wrap-Up and Evaluation (1:30pm to 2:00pm): Friday, July 27th

Lonza Tours (2:00pm on): Friday, July 27th

Conference Attendees Choose
When proceeding to the "Registration" page - make your choices for the following morning and afternoon hands-on workshops, presentations and panels (first come first served). Workshop options will be listed again on registration page.

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday 9:30am to 12:30pm:

Hands-On Workshop: Adventures with Horesradish Peroxidase by Ellyn Daugherty (3 hours)
Panel: How to Start a Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Program and How to Build a Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing Education and Training Space (3 hours) with Brian Kirsch of VWR/Sargent-Welch

Wednesday 9:30am to 12:30pm:


Hands-On Workshop: "Teaching Students Basic Lab Skills for a Regulated Environment" by Lisa Seidman (3 hours)  Click for Powerpoint file  
Hands-On Workshop: "Metrology II" by Robert O'Brien and David Miller, NBC2 (3 hours)

Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm:
Hands-On Workshop: "Teaching Biomanufacturing Through Games" by Mary Jane Kurtz, NBC(3 hours)  Click for Powerpoint file


Hands-On Workshop: "Fluorescent Protein Purification: Quick and Easy" by Dennis Walsh, NBC2  Click for Powerpoint file

Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm:
Hands-On Workshop: "Introduction to the ELISA Technique" by Mariluci Bladon, NBC2 (3 hours)  Click for Powerpoint file

Hands-On Workshop: "Large-Scale Chromatorgraphy Column Packing" by Paul O'Neil, Pall Euroflow (3 hours)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions


Monday through Thursday 1:30pm to 4:30pm:

Hands-On Workshops:

Monday: "QC Tool Kit" by Linda Rehfuss, Kevin Lampe, Laura Roselli, Melanie Lenahan, Sheila Byrne, NBC2  Click for Powerpoint file     

Tuesday: "Validation in Biomanufacturing" by Thomas Burkett, NBC2  Click for Powerpoint file

Wednesday: "Purification of Antibodies using Protein A"by Josephine Pino, Christina Befumo, NBC2      

Thursday: "Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910): Safety Permits and Self-Audits" by James Hewlett, NBC2
Hands-On WorkshopsBiopharmaceutical Production Workshop by Deb Audino and NHCTC Crew (Monday through Thursday):  

QA, Production and QC Lectures      

cGMP Popcorn Exercise      

Set-Up, Inoculate, and Sample Process Controlled Bioreactors     

tPA Purification and ELISA tPA Assay     

QC Microbiology-LAL Gel Clot Assay and EM     

QC Biochemistry-HPLC and SDS PAGE Staining

Special Sunday Night Lecture and Reception for BIOMAN 2007


InnovaBIO - Tamara Goetz, Director of Biotechnology at Salt Lake Community College, Utah

Lecture by Tamara Goetz, Director of Biotechnology at Salt Lake Community College on �InnovaBIO� followed by Reception at Pease Golf Course Club House, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH

Tamara Goetz is Director of Biotechnology at Salt Lake Community College and InnovaBIO is a company within the college whose mission is to enhance student education through legitimate corporate internships using peer-based learning.

"InnovaBio is an innovative partnership of corporations and educators working to support Utah's biotechnology industry. We offer a low risk environment for organizations wishing to develop a product or wanting to explore new ideas using our state of the art biotechnology lab, qualified scientists and student interns. The challenging research completed by our interns creates a valuable talent pool for Utah biotechnology companies."

This Lecture and Reception will be held at the Pease Golf Course so feel free to book tee time before your arrivial. Visit for details.

The Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative Approach to Biomanufacturing Education, Training and the WorkforceSonia Wallman, NHCTC

Cellulosic Ethanol Production  -- Lee Lynd, Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, MA

Regenerative Medicine-Building Replacement Organs -- 
Don Bergmann, PhD, Senior Vice President Technical Operations, Tengion, Inc, PA

The Use of Microalgae to Scrub Power Plant Emissions and Make Energy -- Jack Lewnard, VP of Process Development, Green Fuel, Cambridge, MA 

Humanized Pichia pastoris --Thomas Potgieter, GlycoFi-Merck, Lebanon, NH



The registration fee is $300 for Northeast Region (6 New England states plus NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, & DC) educators and $600 for educators out of region. Registration fee also covers the opening reception on July 22, continental breakfast and lunch on July 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, and barbeque on July 26.