Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre

About Us

About Us

Working to deliver the leaders of the future and solve the current industrial research challenges.

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Our focus is on Biosystems Engineering. This is an area in which the team has unique expertise and international recognition.

We enhance research activities and bridge the gap between University based research and the taking up of technology by industry. We are establishing a unifying umbrella for Biologists, Modellers, Engineers, and Chemists to undertake research and knowledge transfer.

Through this we provide interdisciplinary training in disciplines relevant to bioprocessing at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Our aims

Our goal is to understand underlying biological complexity. As a consequence we aim to manipulate biological behaviour and realise improved whole process design.

We aim to assist industry by offering:

  • students ready to tackle industrial challenges

  • industrial training courses and Continuing Professional Development

  • hub offering knowledge and skills transfer

  • the opportunity to guide research

Our approach

Biological understanding of cellular processes relevant to bioprocessing is far from complete. Especially in terms of the impact of scale-up and mass culture on performance.

Our approach is based on biological scientists, physical scientists and engineering scientists working together to enhance understanding of the process and the development chain.

Through this we generate expertise which can interface with the business knowledge base. This leads to improved opportunities for exploitation.

Regional links

At a regional level the Centre has formal links with:

  • Newcastle Science City
  • Centres of Excellence, including the Centre for Process Innovation and the Centre of Excellence in Life Sciences