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The latest Bioprocessing Education Program by 3M
The 3M School of Purification is a program designed by a team of 3M technical experts, with the purpose of educating the industry on a range of important biopharmaceutical separation and purification topics.
The 3M School of Purification offers a variety of content and tools, available in a range of formats, to help you learn more about biopharmaceutical separation and purification. Gain access to:
Learn or refresh your knowledge on a variety of key separation and purification topics.
Use your learnings to help improve existing or implement new processes at your facility.
All 3M School of Purification content is completely free. Simply register to gain access.
View the webinars live or watch the recordings on-demand. Learn when you want to, how you want to.
Register for a live upcoming webinar where you will be able to interact with our 3M Technical Experts via the Q&A panel or watch a recording and contact us with any queries after. The full library is available to everyone free of charge – simply register to gain access. Past and upcoming webinars can be viewed below. To stay up to date and receive emails on all upcoming webinars, sign up here.
In this webinar, we cover:
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour
In this webinar, we’ll cover:
Five-part Master Class Webinar Series.
Chromatography is a universal technique within the downstream processing of biopharmaceuticals. Its versatility is linked to the ability to separate species based on various properties such as charge, hydrophobicity or specific interactions (e.g. between antibody and antigen) based on the ligand used. But that is only half the story, the matrix on which the ligand is immobilized also plays an important role.
This five-part webinar series is designed to encompass the topics most impacting chromatography in bioprocessing. After completing all five Master Class webinars, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate showing completion of the course.
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
In the second module, we cover:
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
In the third module, we cover:
In the penultimate module, we will cover:
In the final module, we will cover:
Each webinar will be hosted by a 3M Technical Expert, eager to share their wealth of insights and knowledge on separation and purification subjects. Read their biographies below:
Jennifer Heitkamp is an Advanced Application Development Specialist in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. With 40 years of experience, Jennifer is an expert in chromatographic methods for quantification, size exclusion, ion exchange (including for viral clearance), and hydrophobic interaction. Beginning her career at a contract research organization, she focused on developing test methods using solid phase extraction, liquid, gas, and thin layer chromatography. She then brought this knowledge to 3M, joining the pharmaceutical division to aid in drug and metabolite pre-clinical and clinical sample preparation and analysis using solid phase extraction and LC-MS/MS. Most recently, she has focused on protein analysis with respect to monoclonal antibody production. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Physical-Organic Chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Joris Van de Velde is a Senior Application Engineer in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. His responsibilities are focused on introducing and evaluating innovative purification technologies at biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies. He has supported customers in different global locations, including Belgium and Netherlands, San Francisco Bay Area and is currently located in the Boston area. Joris holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from KU Leuven University and a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management from EHSAL Management School in Belgium.
Jonathan Hester is a Division Scientist in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. He has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from M.I.T. Since 2000, he has had multiple technical roles at 3M, ranging from basic technology development in 3M’s Corporate Research Laboratory to, most recently, product development in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division, where he works on the development of liquid separation solutions for biopharmaceutical processing. Jon is a co-inventor on 22 patent publications related to liquid separations materials, devices, and processes.
Matt Peters is a Biopharmaceutical Applications Specialist in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. Matt brings 19+ years of experience in filtration and separation along with an extensive background in analytical testing to his application support work. He gained a deep knowledge of 3M’s depth filtration and membrane filtration products as he developed and performed test methods. Matt then worked as a Senior Product Development Chemist for 3M with emphasis on development of biopharmaceutical purification products. Most recently Matt was an Application Development Specialist responsible for developing the application launch data package for 3M™ Polisher ST. Matt received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2003.
David Chau is a Global Bioprocess application specialist in the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. He has over 15 years of research experience in the biotechnology industry where he earned his Ph.D at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities. He is responsible for developing data packages and new product application for novel downstream technology. He also helps to support and drive collaborations with key industry leaders around the globe.
Jana Ninkovic is the Head of Bioprocess Applications in the Americas region of the 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division. Previously, she had roles managing technology development teams in 3M Corporate Materials Lab and working as research scientists in the same group, specializing in biomaterials and animal model development. Her technical work has led to over 20 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and patents in the space of material science, immunology and pharmacology. Jana has a BS in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, BA in Physiology, PhD in Pharmacology from University of Minnesota, as well as post-doctoral training in vaccine development, immunology and infectious diseases from Harvard University.