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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.

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  • What can you expect from the program?

    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:

    • Interactive webinars, available live or on-demand
    • Certificates to show proof of engagement with the program
    • 3M Technical Experts to help answer you questions
    • Quiz modules to check and test your knowledge*
    • Videos showing how to use 3M products*
    • Personalised training seminars, in physical or virtual format, to cater to the needs of you and your team – request training today.

How can you benefit from the 3M School of Purification?

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    Learn & refresh

    Learn or refresh your knowledge on a variety of key separation and purification topics.

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    Improve processes

    Use your learnings to help improve existing or implement new processes at your facility.

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    Free access

    All 3M School of Purification content is completely free. Simply register to gain access.

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    Available in your own time

    View the webinars live or watch the recordings on-demand. Learn when you want to, how you want to.


Educational webinars

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.

Live Webinars Coming Soon

  • Improving downstream process efficiency with novel ligand chemistries

    A deep dive into downstream processing. We will explore how novel ligands and improved upstream processes bring value to the entire process with a focus on intensified downstream polishing operations. A case study collaboration between Gilead and 3M will highlight how Gilead was able to replace their post-viral inactivation depth filter and flow through AEX column with a novel fiber chromatography device, resulting in process simplification, yield increase, and a decrease in PMI.

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  • The Salmon Solution: Fostering the Upstream to Give Life to the Downstream

    10/18/2023 Register here
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    A deep dive into upstream bioprocessing. Starting with the foundations of classical depth filtration, followed by more advanced technologies in chromatographic clarification, featuring two partner case studies with Ambrx Inc. and Gilead, in both an antibody and non-antibody process.

  • Technology Transfer in the Biopharma industry

    10/18/2023 Register here
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    Learn more about the process and the potential challenges experienced in a tech transfer project, as well as useful tips and tricks to navigate through them.

  • Addressing Challenges of Bioprocess Impurities Early in the Process - Why Do We Do Bioprocessing the Way We Do? Is There a Better Way?

    09/13/2023 Register here
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    Challenging the current status quo of what a bioprocess is and demonstrating the next generation in downstream processing to remove bioprocess impurities, with implementation as early on in both the process train and process development for greater simplification and intensification.

    09/13/2023 ,All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Addressing Challenges of Bioprocess Impurities Early in the Process - Why Do We Do Bioprocessing the Way We Do? Is There a Better Way?
  • Viral Clearance in Bioprocessing

    07/19/2023 Register here (19th July)
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    • Introduction to Viral Clearance​
    • Viral Clearance Using Chromatography​
    • Viral Clearance Optimization​
    • Risk Factors and Solutions​
    • Process Benefits of Wide Operating Range
    07/19/2023 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Viral Clearance in Bioprocessing
  • Filter selection and sizing studies for successful process scaling

    05/24/2023 Register here (24th May)
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    Challenged with scaling up a clarification bioprocess step? Learn more on how to design a trial, find optimal conditions and evaluate technology performance.

    05/24/2023 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Filter selection and sizing studies for successful process scaling
  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in Cell and Gene Therapy

    04/19/2023 Register here (19th April)
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    Focusing on the history and pipeline, the state-of-the-art in bioprocessing, what needs to be addressed to overcome process development and manufacturing challenges, and what the future holds for cell and gene therapies.

    04/19/2023 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Emerging Trends and Challenges in Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Panel Discussion - Biopharmaceutical Purification Challenges & Solutions

    03/09/2023 11:0009 March 2023, 11am CET
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    An interactive online discussion of 3M Bioprocess Application Specialists sharing insights on bioprocessing related challenges.

    03/09/2023 11:00 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Panel Discussion - Biopharmaceutical Purification Challenges & Solutions
  • Challenges of Bioprocess Impurities

    10/26/2022 11:00 26th October
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    Defining what are product and process related impurities, providing guidelines for impurity characterisation and quantification and discussing case studies around host cell DNA, host cell proteins and aggregates.

    10/26/2022 11:00 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Challenges of Bioprocess Impurities
  • The World of Chromatography in Bioprocessing

    09/08/2022 11:00 8th September 2022, 11 am CET
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    Introducing the basics of chromatography, challenges and limitations of existing chromatography media, what the future looks like and next-generation chromatography technologies.

    09/08/2022 11:00 ,All Category On Demand Webinars,View All The World of Chromatography in Bioprocessing
  • Blood Plasma Fractionation Applications Solutions

    07/06/2022 11:0006 July 2022, 11am CET
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    A look into the common challenges present within upstream and downstream blood plasma fractionation applications, followed by an exploration of the solutions available.

    07/06/2022 11:00 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Blood Plasma Fractionation Applications Solutions
  • Recombinant Protein Application Solutions

    06/01/2022 11:0001 June 2022, 11am CET
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    A look into the common challenges present within upstream and downstream recombinant protein applications, followed by an exploration of the solutions available.

    06/01/2022 11:00 ,All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Recombinant Protein Application Solutions
  • How to Assemble & Operate Filters

    05/04/2022 11:0004 May 2022, 11am CET
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    Cover the assembly and operation of filters within pilot and production scales, including selection of process parameters, assembly instructions and modes of operation.

    05/04/2022 11:00 ,All Category On Demand Webinars,View All How to Assemble & Operate Filters
  • Filtration Basics - Part 2

    04/06/2022 11:0006 April 2022, 11am CET
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    Explore key filtration equipment, filter selection criteria and filtrate quality measurement techniques, then a look into an overview of clarification in the biopharma world.

    04/06/2022 11:00 ,All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Filtration Basics - Part 2
  • Filtration Basics - Part 1

    03/09/2022 11:0009 March 2022, 11am CET
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    Gain a comprehensive understanding of filtration fundamentals such as definitions, terminologies and principles, followed by filtration modes and construction materials.

    03/09/2022 11:00 All Category On Demand Webinars,View All Filtration Basics - Part 1
  • Modelling of Bioprocesses to Understand Manufacturing Cost and Sustainability

    06/21/2023 Register now (21st June)
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    An overview of process modelling approaches, an introduction to Biosolve and its capabilities and a case study examining the impact of advanced single use technologies on sustainability.

    06/21/2023 All Category View All,White Papers Modelling of Bioprocesses to Understand Manufacturing Cost and Sustainability
  • Validation of (Bio)pharmaceutical Disposable Filters

    11/24/2022 11:00 Register here (24th November)
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    Exploring the key requirements and guidelines for (sterile) filter validation along with sharing some tips on how to simplify this process.

    11/24/2022 11:00 All Category View All,On Demand Webinars Validation of (Bio)pharmaceutical Disposable Filters
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    World of Chromatography

    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.

    • In the first module, we cover:

      • The basics of chromatography
      • Challenges and limitations of existing chromatography media
      • What does the future of chromatography look like?
      • Next-generation downstream chromatography technologies
    • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023

      In the second module, we cover:

      • The basics of conducting a trial, including the importance of design of experiment and key factors to note when looking at data trends.
      • Two example case studies focused on developing experience in real-world application.
      • Factors influencing chromatographic performance.
      • Next-generation downstream chromatography technologies
    • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023

      In the third module, we cover:

      • The basics of bioprocess simplification and intensification.
      • Process strategy vs process reality.
      • Typical issues with problematic HCP and its real-world solutions.
      • Next-generation downstream chromatography technologies.
    • In the penultimate module, we will cover:

      • A comprehensive overview of viral clearance and its best practices.
      • Comparison between membrane chromatography and traditional AEX columns.
      • A walk-through of real-world scenarios dealing with viral clearance.
      • Next-generation downstream chromatography technologies.
    • In the final module, we will cover:

      • A real-world case study summarizing and expanding upon content from the previous four modules.
      • How to leverage new technologies to deliver the best service and performance to collaborators.
      • What does the future of chromatography look like?
      • Next-generation downstream chromatography technologies.
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    3M School of Purification Presenters

    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:

    • Sophie Muczenski, Ph.D

      Dr. Sophie Muczenski is an Application Engineering Specialist focusing on filtration in biopharmaceutical applications. She is located in Germany supporting customers in the Central Europe Region. The focus of her work is on replicating existing applications as well as developing new applications and deploying new technologies at biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Before joining 3M, Sophie graduated at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart following her study of Biochemistry at the Martin-Luther-University Halle/Saale.

    • Jack Cordrey, Ph.D

      Jack is a Bioprocess Application Specialist in 3M’s Separation and Purification Sciences Division. With five years of biopharmaceutical and biotechnology experience predominantly as a process development engineer, through endeavours in consumer goods and start-up businesses, he is responsible for building new collaborative partnerships and advancing bioprocess applications from discovery to clinical and commercial manufacturing with key global industry leaders in EMEA, with a focus in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    • Lynne Deakin

      Lynne is an Application Engineering Specialist focused on Life Sciences in 3M EMEA with 25 years of experience in purification and separation technologies. Lynne has collaborated with manufacturers of therapeutic proteins from discovery to commercial manufacture and supported numerous global transfer programmes. She has also lead a number of research collaborations and co-authored publications in biotherapeutics. Lynne holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Sunderland University and participated in the Modular Training for BioProcess Industries program at University College London (UCL).

    • Jennifer Heitkamp, M.S.

      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, M.S.

      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, Ph.D.

      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

      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, Ph.D.

      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.

    • Sean Anderson, Ph.D.

      Sean is a Bioprocess Application Specialist in 3M’s Separation and Purification Sciences Division. With over ten years of experience in the biotechnology industry, he has worked in many aspects of the biopharma business including R&D, product development, process development, analytical development and manufacturing, quality, and business development. Currently, he is responsible for product application and driving collaborations with key industry leaders around the globe, with a focus in the Southern California region.


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