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

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
 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM OUR GROUP THAT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM
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).


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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  - 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
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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 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).

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_WILEY2_LIFEMED or at a discount from Amazon.com.