Dear Colleagues, We have scheduled a number of two-day workshops on batch process modeling, cost of goods analysis, production scheduling, capacity analysis, cycle time reduction, debottlenecking, and waste minimization at various Universities around the globe. The workshops are intended for scientists and engineers in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Fine Chemical, Bio-fuel, Food, and Consumer Product industries that are interested in: * Modeling and Optimization of Batch and Continuous Processes * Cost of Goods Analysis * Cycle Time Reduction and Debottlenecking * Production Planning and Scheduling * Capacity Analysis * Variability Reduction * Lean Manufacturing The workshops include theory on the above subjects and hands-on sessions with process simulation and scheduling tools that facilitate the above tasks. They 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 WORKSHOPS - DATES AND VENUES USA, Raleigh, NC, May 13-14, 2010 North Carolina State University Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC) Raleigh, NC 27695-7905 USA, Boston, MA, June 7-9, 2010 Tufts University Chemical and Biological Engineering 4 Colby Street Medford, MA 02155 BRAZIL, Sao Paulo, end of September, 2010 CTBE - Bioethanol Science & Techn. Center Caixa Postal 6170 13083-970 Campinas, SP BRAZIL USA, West Lafayette, IN, October 11-12, 2010 Purdue University Agricultural and Bio Engineering 225 S University Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 The Netherlands, Delft, end of October 2010 TU Delft Dept of Biotechnology Julianalaan 67 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands You may register for a workshop by responding to this message. SIMILAR WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. For additional venues 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 _____ RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM OUR GROUP THAT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM <http://intelligen.com/literature> http://intelligen.com/literature 1) A paper on the Design and Optimization of a Large Scale Biopharmaceutical Facility using Process Simulation and Scheduling Tools. This article appeared in the March / April 2010 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering (the ISPE magazine). 2) A book chapter on The Role of Simulation and Scheduling Tools in the Development and Manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. An improved version of this document will become available as a chapter of a new book on "Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry: From R&D to Manufacturing" that will be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010. The focus of this article is on small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). ===================================== AGENDA FOR THE TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS ===================================== FIRST DAY ================== MORNING SESSION 9:00 - 9:45 AM - Introduction to Process Simulation 9:45 - 10:30 AM - Flowsheet Development and Initialization 10:30 - 10:45 AM - Tea / 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 - Cycle Time Reduction & Debottlenecking 3:00 - 3:30 PM - Tea / Coffee Break 3:30 - 5:00 PM - Production Planning & Capacity Analysis SECOND DAY ==================== MORNING SESSION 9:00 - 10:30 AM - Project Economic Evaluation 10:30 - 11:00 AM - Tea / Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:00 Noon - Lean Manufacturing 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00 - 2:00 PM - Environmental Impact Assessment 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Wastewater Treatment and Purification 3:00 - 3:30 PM - Tea / 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. _____ RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS Bioseparations Science and Engineering Many of you downloaded in the past my book chapter on Bioprocess Design and Economics. You may now purchase the entire book from Oxford University Press (just point your browser to: <http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195123409.html> http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195123409.html or go to amazon.com and search based on the title). The original chapter on Design and Economics can still be downloaded (free of charge) from our website ( <http://www.intelligen.com/literature.shtml> http://www.intelligen.com/literature.shtml). Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses: Modeling and Assessment by Elmar Heinzle, Arno P. Biwer, and Charles Cooney, John Wiley & Sons, 2006. This book includes 11 bioprocesses modeled and analyzed with SuperPro Designer. The SuperPro files of the 11 bioprocesses are available on a CD that is shipped with the book. You may purchase the book from the publisher http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470015594.html?cid=RSS_W ILEY2_LIFEMED or at a discount from Amazon.com.