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Fast Track Training for Translational Scientists

“Like night and day.”

“A whole different ball game.”

Those were the words used by Sabrina Carmichael, CGT FastTrak Global Training Leader at Cytiva, to describe the differences between an academic lab and a GMP manufacturing setting in the Hurdles and High Jumps series.

Carmichael continued, “I think it’s never too early to start educating yourself to prevent serious shell shock.”

Fortunately, having helped many partners in the transition from research and into cell therapy manufacturing over the years, Cytiva has excellent resources and training on hand to help you get up to speed (while avoiding shell shock).

Interactive eLearning

A gentle – and free – first step into cell therapy GMP manufacturing is provided by “Introduction to cell therapy (eCELLT1).

Over the course of 285 interactive minutes, you’ll receive comprehensive training on all aspects of cell therapy manufacturing across eight lessons, each of which take 30–50 minutes to complete:

  • Overview of cell and gene therapy
  • Thawing and isolation technologies
  • Key cell types in immunology
  • Affinity cell isolation and activation
  • Cell culture explained
  • Expansion technologies
  • Harvesting, formulation and cryopreservation technologies
  • Documentation, digitization and automation

More information on “Introduction to cell therapy (eCELLT1)” is available here.

Face-to-face: Taking training to the next level

Once you’ve completed eCELLT1, you will likely be hungry for more. Here, Advanced cell therapy (CELLT2) – a three-day, face-to-face, classroom- and laboratory-based training session – will dive deeper into cell therapy processes and cell manufacturing under good manufacturing practice (GMP) procedures.

What learnings can you expect to come away with?

  • A comprehensive understanding of upstream, cell expansion, and downstream applications within cell therapy GMP manufacturing.
  • The ability to identify bottlenecks and fix issues within your own specific processes.
  • Competence in industry standard techniques related to cell therapy manufacturing.
  • A deeper knowledge of process optimization and evaluation.

Learn about course availability near you here.

Covering all bases

As Cytiva says, “Working scientists make the best trainers,” and the company’s rich offering of training across numerous manufacturing steps and techniques all connect you with top industry experts. 

Those scientists have one objective in mind: to help you develop the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to survive and thrive in the brave new world of GMP manufacturing.

Good luck out there!

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