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NC State PhD students participate in AIM-Bio exchange program in Denmark

Beginning in April 2023, four NC State PhD students participating in the AIM-Bio exchange program have traveled to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for a six-month visit. The students, who are all pursuing doctorates in chemical engineering, are conducting research in the labs of Dr. John Woodley and Dr. Steffen Goletz. Three of the students are advised by Dr. Stefano Menegatti, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar at NC State, who is on sabbatical in Denmark to collaborate with AIM-Bio researchers and explore research translation opportunities with companies in Europe. Read on to learn more about the students and their research interests.

Novel biosensors and microsystems for improving process development and process analytics

Contemporary process analytical technologies (PATs) for biomanufacturing are available for continuously monitoring a small set of analytical targets or are limited by costly and time-consuming offline efforts. With the prime focus of the biopharmaceutical industry crystallizing around monoclonal antibodies and cell/gene therapies and the need for nimble, efficient production platforms, it is more relevant than ever to create scalable, in-line, and high throughput quantification methods. Learn about the AIM-Bio research that is underway at NC State in the lab of Dr. Michael Daniele, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

DTU and NC State lifelong learning programs are delivering in 2023

DTU and NC State delivered four AIM-Bio lifelong learning courses in March and April 2023. The 48 participants enrolled included 28 working professionals and 20 graduate students. The four courses — Biopharmaceutical Lyophilization and Spray Drying, Upstream Process Development for Biopharmaceutical Production, Biomanufacturing Operations and cGMP, and Automation and Control of Yeast Fermentation —included both significant hands-on laboratory experiences and classroom instruction. Read the full article to learn about the courses and attendees’ countries of origin.