Featuring 1.5 days of theory and 2 days of hands-on practice, this training course introduces the basic principles of gene therapy and in particular the process by which viral particles can be generated and used as vectors for biomedical applications.
Cost: 3,300 CHF
Understand what gene therapy is
Understand the types of viral vectors which are used and why
Be able to list different available host cell lines and their main applications
Define which bioreactor touse for adherent and suspension cells, substrate feeding, in-process controls and scale-up
Define when to harvest and how to isolate the viral particles, freeing them of unwanted empty capsids, free DNA/RNA and host cell proteins
Design a purification process
Understand the regulatory requirements
Who should attend?
This course is intended for people working in a research or production environment, in USP and/ or DSP, who has a basic understanding of cell culture techniques but wishes to extend their knowledge in modern gene therapy technologies. No prior knowledge of gene or cell therapy techniques are required. Therefore the course is suitable for biologists, cell culture specialists, process designers/ developers, and anyone with an interest in gene or cell therapy.