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This prize is awarded to an individual researcher or research team, whose research, development and implementation efforts have made a significant improvement to operational quality and/or cost in the last 24 months and has therefore achieved considerable impact within the community and industry.
Professor Kamal Rashid, director of WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center and a member of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, travelled to Cuba in February as part of the (MassBio) delegation. Please find report link below.
UCD Biochemical Engineering Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai has published a new book: Animal Cell Culture.
The book, published by Springer, is available now at Springer.com and amazon.co.uk
Animal cells are the preferred “cell factories” for the production of complex molecules and antibodies for use as prophylactics, therapeutics or diagnostics. Animal cells are required for the correct post-translational processing (including glycosylation) of biopharmaceutical protein products. They are used for the production of viral vectors for gene therapy. Major targets for this therapy include cancer, HIV, arthritis, cardiovascular and CNS diseases and cystic fibrosis. Animal cells are used as in vitro substrates in pharmacological and toxicological studies. This book is designed to serve as a comprehensive review of animal cell culture, covering the current status of both research and applications. For the student or R&D scientist or new researcher the protocols are central to the performance of cell culture work, yet a broad understanding is essential for translation of laboratory findings into the industrial production. Within the broad scope of the book, each topic is reviewed authoritatively by experts in the field to produce state-of-the-art collection of current research. A major reference volume on cell culture research and how it impacts on production of biopharmaceutical proteins worldwide, the book is essential reading for everyone working in cell culture and is a recommended volume for all biotechnology libraries.
Please see the link below which covers the visit and to learn about some of the pioneering programs that are underway at the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Centre (BETC):