Key considerations and best practices for viral vaccine process development, scale-up and implementation at manufacturing scale including single use technologies


Course Goals 

Process development and scale-up of viral vaccines.


Application Deadline:
June 2021

Course Dates:
Q3 2021 (2 days)


Vaccine Formulation Insitute (VFI) in collaboration with Merck/M Lab, Molsheim, France

​Participant Nr.: 10


Course content

Using a combination of theory and hands-on instruction, participants will learn the following:

- Key best practices and methods for vaccine process development from upstream to downstream focusing on a viral vaccine platform.

Best practices of cell culturing in single use bioreactors for both adherent and suspension cells;

Optimization of filtration and purification technologies;

Adjuvant filtration;

- How to integrate vaccine processes in a single use environment;

Learning Outcomes

Understand challenges and integrate key considerations for optimal viral vaccine process development and transition to manufacturing Learn how to implement a single use technology based process for viral vaccines.

Who should apply

This course is designed for R&D scientists and engineers who are or will be responsible for developing and implementing production scale viral vaccine processes.

Minimal requirements

Prior experience with laboratory scale vaccine and/or biologics process development.


Accommodation will be provided. Travel costs are not included.


* Due to COVID19 related delays call and training modules' schedule may be subject to change.
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