Dear Colleagues,

Let me begin by wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

We have scheduled a number of two-day courses on batch process modeling,
cost analysis, production scheduling, throughput 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, 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
(The dates are tentative)
Rutgers University
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
98 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058

Germany, March-April, 2007
(The dates have not been finalized yet)
Univ. des Saarlandes 
Technische Biochemie
Gebäude 2, Postfach 151150
D-66123, Saarbrücken - GERMANY

Japan, Tokyo, April-May, 2007
(The dates have not been finalized yet)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Dept of Intern. Development Engineering
12-1, O-okayama 2 chome, 
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, JAPAN

USA, North Carolina, May 14-15, 2007
North Carolina State University
Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
911 Partner's Way
Raleigh, NC 27695-7905

USA, Boston, June 11-12, 2007
(The dates are tentative)
Tufts University
Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering

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
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 <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 - Scheduling of Multi-Product Facilities
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 OUR WORKSHOP BUT ARE INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE
SUBJECTS, YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE (
<http://www.intelligen.com/> http://www.intelligen.com) AND DOWNLOAD THE
FOLLOWING:

1) The functional Evaluation version of SuperPro Designer that enables
you to test everything and save small flowsheets.

2) 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).

3) (NEW) A detailed SuperPro 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. 

4) (NEW) A paper on The Role of Simulation and Scheduling Tools in the
Development and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products. This article was
published in the November, 2007, issue of Information Technology
Innovations, an addendum to Pharmaceutical Technology. 

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

6) (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. 

7) (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. 

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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.

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) 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.