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Virus Filter Training Service

Virus Filtration Trainings

Practice makes perfect; a trouble-free operation can be realized through effective trainings. While processes can be well defined in SOPs, human variability remains a critical factor. Training courses would help participants in clearing doubts, deepen understanding and reinforce techniques for practical application during operations. Our trainings cover both lab-scale and manufacturing-scale, aimed at improving the efficiency of filtration operations during both developmental and manufacturing phases. Asahi Kasei Bioprocess virus filtration experts are always motivated to work together with customers to achieve operational success.

On-site Training

To provide you with greater convenience, our team of virus filtration expert will conduct filter usage and/or integrity test trainings for you using our sample filters, at your site, suiting to your schedule and most importantly meeting to your specific needs. We will tailor a lab-scale training for you Development Team, or large-scale one for your Manufacturing Team. Participants will be able to learn the theories behind each necessary step, observe demonstrations closely, perform hands-on practical trainings and receive consultative advices from our support scientists.

Off-site Training

If you desire, we also offer trainings courses and wet seminars available for you off-site, for your individual team, or in groups together with other teams. For your convenience, we will prepare the necessary samples, filters and instruments. Not only you will be able to learn the theories behind each step, observe demonstrations and perform hands-on practical trainings, there will be opportunities for new findings and learning exchanges with other teams. When opportunity allows, you may also observe demonstrations of our state-of-the-art filtration and integrity test system.

Training at Cologne Technical Center (Germany)

At our Cologne Technical Center, we offer various off-site training courses that meet your needs, such as:

A selection of course modules on various subjects: Virus Safety, Virus
 Filtration, Integrity Testing, Automation, Equipment Handling
Individual and group training
Courses in English, German, French or Dutch

Become certified

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of training courses, seminars or lectures. For hands-on courses, certification means that the recipient has passed the course requirements and meets the standards of Asahi Kasei Bioprocess with regard to the operation of filters and equipment.

Showroom and Demonstration

In addition, you will benefit from seeing our equipment (Asahi Gold Particle Test System, Virus Filtration Controller and Planova Leak Tester) in action. We invite you to test our products and assess in how far they meet with your requirements.

Course Schedule

Course Schedule

DateDescription
2018/1/23 - 24 Customized in-house training by special request
2018/2/20 - 21 A1 & A3
Virus safety in biopharmaceuticals
Virus filtration - Training level 2
2018/3/13 - 14 Customized in-house training by special request
2018/4/18 - 19 Customized on-site training by special request
2018/5/23 - 24 A1 & A2
Virus safety in biopharmaceuticals
Virus filtration - Training level 1
2018/6/20 - 21 Customized in-house training by special request
2018/9/11 - 12 Customized on-site training by special request
2018/10/16 - 17 A1 & A3
Virus safety in biopharmaceuticals
Virus filtration - Training level 2
2018/11/13 - 14 Customized on-site training by special request
2018/12/4 - 5 A1 & A2
Virus safety in biopharmaceuticals
Virus filtration - Training level 1

Course Modules

Course Modules

TypeTitleContents
A1 Virus Safety in Biopharmaceuticals History and regulatory aspects - Virus inactivation methods
Virus removal methods
Rationale for virus filtration
A2 Virus Filtration – Training Level 1
(Planova & Planova BioEX – Use for lab scale or industrial scale)
Theory:
Filter specifications
Filtration mechanisms
Filtration process
Standard operating procedures
Performance
Case studies
Practical:
Setting up the equipment
Standard operating procedures
Integrity tests
A3 Virus Filtration – Training Level 2
(Planova and Planova BioEX – Optimization)
Filtration process optimization
Experimental design
Data analysis
Change implementation
Troubleshooting
B1 Microfiltration – BioOptimal MF-SL Theory:
Filter specifications
Tangential filtration process
Key process parameters
Strategy for trials and experiments
Standard operating procedures
Performance
Case studies
Practical:
Setting up the equipment
Standard operating procedures
C1 Planova Automation Lectures
Discussions
Demonstrations
D1 Bioprocess Equipment Lectures
Discussions
Demonstrations