Digital Technologies in Bioprocess Development: Accelerating Medicines to Market

Join us for an online webinar to learn more about the CPIs Smart Bioprocessing Grand Challenge.

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10.00 - 11.00



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About the event

This month’s webinar will showcase how we can use digital technologies to transform bioprocess development to get medicines to large scale manufacture faster, cheaper and with robust processes.

During the event, you’ll hear first-hand from CPI and partners about their use of digital technologies and the potential benefits for the future of medicine manufacturing. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for a question-and-answer session with the speakers.

What we aim to achieve

We are seeking inputs from potential collaborators in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, novel analytical technologies, high-throughput experimentation, and federated learning who may be interested in being part of this grand challenge.

Who should watch?

Anyone involved in digital technologies applicable to bioprocessing within our transforming medicines manufacturing community and beyond. Whether your organisation already employs digital technologies or is interested in their potential application, this webinar provides a learning opportunity and a chance to engage with peers.

Even though this is an automation and digitalisation workstream focused webinar we strongly welcome participants from across all our workstreams and from outside the sector.

We welcome participants from organisations of any size, as well as academia and more.

Why watch?

  • Understand the Smart Bioprocessing grand challenge including the development of novel analytical platforms, a cloud-based data sharing infrastructure and ongoing modeling work
  • Listen to work done within this by the CPI and partners.
  • If you’re interested in engaging with the smart bioprocessing grand challenge project.


  • Dr Elaine Speirs, Grand Challenge lead, CPI
  • Dr Sean Ruane, Technical Lead Smart Bioprocess Development, CPI
  • Dr Lukas Kuerten, Digital Innovation Manager, CPI
  • Dr Alessandro Butte, CEO DataHow


  • 10:00 – Welcome
  • 10:05 – Introduction to CPI, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and Smart Bioprocessing Grand Challenge
  • 10:15 – Dr Lukas Kuerton – structure of project, digital infrastructure, MMIC Data Institute
  • 10:25 – Dr Sean Ruane – analytical platforms, example data, experimental automation (closed loop)
  • 10:35 – Dr Alessandro Butte – Analysis and modelling of LC-MS data
  • 10:45 – Q&A
  • 10:55 – Final remarks and close

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