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Dear Colleagues,

We have scheduled a number of two-day courses on batch process modeling,
cost analysis, production scheduling, capacity analysis, cycle time
reduction, debottlenecking, and waste minimization at various
Universities around the globe. The courses are intended for scientists
and engineers in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Specialty Chemical, Food,
and Consumer Product industries that are interested in:

* Modeling and Optimization of Batch and Continuous Processes
* Cost of Goods Analysis & Project Economic Evaluation
* Capacity Analysis and Cycle Time Reduction
* Scheduling and Debottlenecking of Multi-Product Facilities
* Variability Reduction
* Pollution Prevention and Control

The courses include theory on the above subjects and hands-on sessions
with process simulation and scheduling tools that facilitate the above
tasks.  The courses are taught by experts from industry and academia.

Instructors at colleges and universities that teach Biochemical
Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Process and Plant Design, Food
Engineering, and related courses are welcome to attend.

UPCOMING COURSES  - DATES AND VENUES

USA, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 9-10, 2006
Purdue University
Agricultural and Bio Engineering
1146 ABE Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1146

The Netherlands, Delft, October 23-24, 2006
TU Delft 
Department of Biotechnology
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands

USA, San Francisco, California, January 18-19, 2007
San Jose State University
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0082

USA, New Jersey, March 15-16, 2007
Rutgers University
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
98 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058

You may register for a course by responding to this message. 

SIMILAR COURSES WILL BE OFFERED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. For
additional locations and dates, please point your browser to:
<http://www.intelligen.com/training.shtml>
http://www.intelligen.com/training.shtml

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COLLEAGUES THAT MAY HAVE AN
INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Demetri Petrides, Ph.D.
President
INTELLIGEN, INC.
2326 Morse Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Tel: (908) 654-0088
Mobile: (908) 397-7507
Fax: (908) 654-3866
Email: [log in to unmask]
 <http://www.intelligen.com/> http://www.intelligen.com

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AGENDA FOR THE TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS
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FIRST DAY
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MORNING SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 AM  - Interface fundamentals
9:45 - 10:30 AM - Flowsheet development and initialization
10:30 - 10:45 AM - Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:00 Noon - Material Balances & Equipment Sizing

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break

AFTERNOON SESSION
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Process Scheduling & Resource Tracking
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Project Economic Evaluation
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Overview of Unit Operation Models

SECOND DAY
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MORNING SESSION
9:00 - 10:30 AM  - Throughput analysis and Debottlenecking
10:30 - 11:00 AM - Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Noon - Cycle Time Reduction

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break

AFTERNOON SESSION
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Variability Reduction
2:00 - 3:00 PM - VOC Emission & Pollution Control
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Q&A and Miscellaneous Topics

The contents of the courses are often adjusted to meet the specific
needs of the attendees.

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IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ONE OF OUR COURSES BUT ARE INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE
SUBJECTS, YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT THE LITERATURE PAGE OF  OUR WEBSITE
(www.intelligen.com/literature) AND DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING:

1) A book chapter on BIOPROCESS DESIGN AND ECONOMICS. This is useful
material for professionals in biotechnology and biochemical engineering
professors. It provides valuable introductory material on bioprocess
design and three thorough case studies on: i) Citric Acid, ii)
Biosynthetic Human Insulin (Eli Lilly's process), and iii) Therapeutic
Monoclonal Antibodies. The complete book can be purchased from Oxford
University Press ( <http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195123409.html>
http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195123409.html).

2) (NEW) A detailed example on Monoclonal Antibody Production. Topics
covered in the example include: 

*	Efficient modeling of the main manufacturing process. 
*	Modeling of buffer preparation and holding activities.  
*	Advanced modeling of chromatography steps. 
*	Representation of transfer panels and delivery lines. 
*	Cycle time reduction with staggered equipment (i.e., pools of
equipment operating out of phase). 
*	Correct modeling of consumables. 
*	Cost of goods analysis. 

3) (NEW) A paper on Risk Assessment, Variability Analysis, and Monte
Carlo Simulation.  

4) (NEW) A paper on Corn to Ethanol Conversion written by scientists at
a Research Center of USDA. The process was modeled and evaluated using
SuperPro Designer. The SuperPro file also can be downloaded from our
website. 

5) (NEW) A paper on Bio-diesel Production written by scientists at a
Research Center of USDA. The process was modeled and evaluated using
SuperPro Designer. The SuperPro file also can be downloaded from our
website. 

7) A paper on THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS AND DEBOTTLENECKING OF
BIOMANUFACTURING FACILITIES. This article was published in the August,
2002, issue of BioPharm. It focuses on debottlenecking and cycle time
reduction of monoclonal antibody production processes.

8) A Powerpoint file on THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS, DEBOTTLENECKING, AND
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF INTEGRATED BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. The
presentation includes introductory material on process modeling, theory
on throughput analysis and debottlenecking, an example based on a
biopharmaceutical process, and cost analysis results. The complete text
of the presentation can be found in the "Notes" page of the slides. This
is valuable material for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry
that deal with process development and product commercialization.

9) A Powerpoint file on THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER of a
synthetic pharmaceutical process. The complete text of the presentation
can be found in the "Notes" page of the slides. This is valuable
material for professionals in the pharmaceutical and specialty chemical
industries that deal with process development and manufacturing.

10) A paper and a Powerpoint file on "EVALUATION OF WATER RECYCLING
OPTIONS AT A SEMICONDUCTOR FABRICATION PLANT USING PROCESS SIMULATION".
The principles and ideas can be readily extended to any other industrial
facility that utilizes large amounts of water and has a need for
recycling.

11) A Powerpoint file on VISUALIZATION AND DEBOTTLENECKING OF PRODUCT
FORMULATION AND PACKAGING PROCESSES. It is applicable to professionals
in the food, consumer product, pharmaceutical, beverage, and related
industries. Essentially, whenever there is a combination of batch and
semi-continuous processing steps that share equipment across product
lines, SuperPro can be used to reduce cycle times and increase plant
throughput.

12) A paper on THE ROLE OF PROCESS SIMULATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESS
DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT COMMERCIALIZATION. This paper appeared in the
Jan/Feb, 2002, issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering (the main publication
of ISPE). It provides info on the role of batch process simulators in
facilitating development and commercialization of bulk pharmaceuticals.