New partnership to advance biomanufacturing industry in Europe and U.S.

To foster the continued success of the biomanufacturing industry, N.C. State University’s Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center and Strasbourg University’s European Aseptic and Sterile Environment Training Center, developed with Alsace Biovalley, have joined forces to create BTEC International. This new organization will provide biomanufacturing training, education and process services in the U.S. and Europe. Plans call for the enterprise to become a knowledge hub of regulatory affairs expertise pertaining to both the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

BTEC International will develop and provide hands-on biomanufacturing training and regulatory affairs courses at the Golden LEAF BTEC facility in Raleigh and at the EASE headquarters in Strasbourg, France. The initiative will also work with researchers, corporations, governments and international organizations to develop and test innovative technologies to advance the biomanufacturing industry.

The Golden LEAF BTEC at NCSU was founded in 2007 to provide high quality, hands-on education and training in cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals for university students and incumbent workers in order to meet the industry’s need for professionals with highly specialized skills. It is the largest biomanufacturing training center in the United States, with 82,500 gross square feet of space, which includes 63,000 GSF of labs and 9,000 GSF of classrooms.