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BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

Overview

 

Mtech's Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) is the regions premier biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and biofuel research center, designed to bolster Maryland's burgeoning biotechnology industry. The program consists of two core facilities dedicated to providing supplemental research to academia, government and industry.

Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility

(BSF)

The BSF offers a broad range of bioprocess scale-up and production services, including fermentation, cell culture, separation, purification and product analysis. The BSF's capabilities include up to 250-liter fermentations. Past clients have included Martek Biosciences, MedImmune, NIH, Digene, NIST, and the US Army. MORE >>>

Biopharmaceutical  Advancement Facility (BAF)

The BAF specializes in the development of cell culture-based biopharmaceutical products. The facility's staff members offer extensive expertise in addressing challenging problems with the advancement of anchorage-dependent or suspension-adapted cell lines. MORE >>>

Education

The Biotechnology Research and Education Program maintains strong links to the Clark School of Engineering’s Fischell Department of Bioengineering which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  The Clark School also offers a graduate certification in bioengineering.

Learn more about the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Workforce Training

BREP's expert staff offer customized training in many aspects of bioprocessing for Maryland biotech companies.

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Consulting

Productivity Enhancement: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Consulting

The most successful biomanufacturing companies utilize their resources efficiently. They bring products to market faster, meet production deadlines and minimize waste. The Biotechnology Research and Education Program's Productivity Enhancement consulting component applies improved manufacturing techniques to biomanufacturing.

 

BREP consultants' areas of expertise include facility design and layout, process optimization and load balancing, material handling, logistics, and cellular manufacturing. They can also help companies be more productive in:

 

  • Workforce practices
  • Equipment selection/upgrades
  • Bioprocess monitoring and control
  • Process optimization
  • Cleaning and changeover time reduction
  • Maintenance practices
  • Mistake-proofing and standardization
  • Quality procedures and policies
  • Information flows

BREP Staff utilize the following four-step approach for bio manufacturing consulting:

Companies planning a facility expansion or relocation can take advantage of the BREP staff's expert advice for contractor review, new equipment selection and floor layout design. Biotech team members can create computer simulations of the proposed facility to help companies evaluate alternative processing flows, while process development solutions can be tested in the BSF.

 

Perform higher, faster and more efficiently by employing BREP's Productivity Enhancement consulting services.

Ben Woodard

Director, Biotechnology Research and Education Program

tel. (301) 405-3909

fax. (301) 405-8213

woodard@umd.edu

Biotechnology Research and Education Program

Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building #090

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20740

Contact Us

 

 

2120 Potomac Bldg. 092

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742-3415

 

tel: 301.405.3906

fax: 301.403.4105

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