April 15, 2014 Guest lectures at colleges and universities
The promotion of the education of the next generation scientists and engineers has always been of central importance to Rentschler. This comprises a wide range bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses in the development and production departments of the company, study tours with the possibility to visit the laboratories of Rentschler as well as the presence in University days and lecture series in southern Germany.
This includes the Technical University Munich Freising, in which Dr. Stefan Schmidt, Vice President DSP Production at Rentschler, gave a guest lecture in January as part of the lecture series “Bioprocessing for molecular biotechnology”. The focus of the presentation under the headline "Disposable technologies in the pharmaceutical biotechnology" was the use of disposable equipment in the purification of pharmaceutical proteins. The benefits and challenges as well as the unstoppable advance of this technology in modern production processes were outlined. The about 30 master students from different faculties who attended this lecture, had great interest in the presented technology. Additionally questions to career opportunities and responsibilities in the company Rentschler were responded.
Also in January 2014, there was a guest lecture at the University of Applied Sciences Biberach - the partner University of Rentschler. The lecture under the headline "Make things better - new technologies and ideas in cell lines and process development“ was part of a lecture series at the study path of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Dr. Claas Wodarczyk, Team Leader for technology and cell line development, spoke in his presentation first about possible optimization approaches in the classical establishment of cell lines. Focus was the transgene optimization, the integration of a transgene into random loci, as well as selection and amplification. In the second part of the lecture, he compared these approaches with innovative methods based on the directed integration of a transgene into defined loci. This can be implemented via recombinase-mediated cassette exchange. With this technology, the effort to establish a new cell line shortened considerably, which was taken up by the about 40 participating students with great interest. The lecture will be offered again in the summer semester.
Planned is a further guest lecture at the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the University Ulm. It takes place in May 2014 as part of a lecture series for quality control and is aimed on the topic "Cell line development and QbD".
Rentschler Biopharma SE
Dr. Cora Kaiser
Senior Director Corporate Communication