Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre

Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre

The Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre

The Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre (BBTC) at Newcastle University was initiated 10 years ago by the at that time School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (now part of School of Engineering) as an EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training and came to an end in April 2019. The aim was to transform process design, and especially bioprocess design, through novel application of analytical tools and techniques. Our expertise in Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD) is at the heart of this approach and this expertise lives on at Newcastle University across the SAgE and Medical Sciences faculties.

Over the past 10 years almost 50 students undertook their engineering doctorate (EngD) with us. Our students spend a big part of their time in a company giving them the opportunity not just to obtain an academic degree but to gain at the same time industrial experience. Companies profit from this arrangement by getting direct access to the research expertise of the university. We worked with 34 companies –from small start-ups to large multinationals.

The research projects performed during the BBTC can give you an idea how to collaborate with us in the future.

Research projects span the traditionally distinct scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and engineering. Over the last years our students delivered significant technological advances to the UK biopharmaceutical and processing industry.