GE Healthcare

11 July 2012

UCL Biochemical Engineering and GE Healthcare have been working closely together in a number of ways thanks to the drive and enthusiasm of UCL EngD alumnus,  Dr Naveraj Gill, who is now a ReadyToProcess Product Specialist within GE Healthcare.

• The siting of GE’s ‘Ready to Rock’ Truck on Malet Place on the 23-25th May. This enabled VISION Core Course delegates, members of the EPSRC Centre for Emergent Macromolecular Therapies and the department’s EngD/ PhD students and academic staff to see in action the company’s Plug & Play biomanufacturing with ReadyToProcess™ technologies.

• The Department also played host the a Microcarrier User Day on the 11th June. This workshop, that made use of our Pilot Plant facilities, provided selected postgraduates and a industrialists an opportunity to gain further insight into the use of microcarriers for cell culture processes in single-use bioreactors. It comprised of a series of presentations with case study examples and a live demonstration of microcarrier preparation for use with the WAVE™ bioreactor system.

• Guenter Jagschies gave an illuminating VISION briefing as part of an MBI Module. The briefing was entitled: ‘Managing Manufacturing Economics: Reality or Perception’
and he addressed the drivers of economic efficiency in manufacturing with the view to identifying the “sweet spot” in the equation.

For more information about how to engage with us please contact Dr Karen Smith at karen.smith@ucl.ac.uk

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