May 4, 2017 CE – BioPharmaceutical Facility Design

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Closed Processing and the Potential Risks and Impact on BioPharmaceutical Facility Design

Speaker: Dr. Marc Pelletier
Director, CRB

Thursday May 4, 2017
5:15pm-5:30pm – Brief Networking & Dinner
5:30pm-6:15pm – PDH Lecture
6:15pm-6:30pm – Q&A Session

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Third Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 WEBEX option– Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin ( will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance.

The presentation will discuss the revised ISPE Baseline Guideline on Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities and its focus on closed processing, cycles of learning, closed bioprocessing, risk mitigation, design and installation flaws.


“I strive to look beyond the obvious on a project. Our industry is changing, quickly. New technologies and approaches are often being implemented into biopharmaceutical manufacturing programs without full consideration of the risks and regulatory implications. Uncovering these hidden implications is what MOTIVATES ME.”

Marc Pelletier, PhD is an internationally-recognized biopharmaceutical process specialist. An industry leader in the area of fermentation and cell culture based bioprocesses, Marc has helped to revolutionize the way single-use systems are used in the biopharmaceutical industry. While his primary expertise is in upstream and downstream unit operations, Marc also has extensive experience in the area of plasma fractionation. Additionally, his knowledge extends beyond unit operations to facility & process equipment design, process development & technology transfer, commissioning & qualification (C&Q); such proficiency offers practical application when he provides consulting to assist biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve regulatory compliance in cGMP clinical and commercial production facilities. The processes and facilities that he has designed include those for the manufacture of vaccines, mAbs and small molecule therapeutics. Marc has been a pioneer in risk-based approaches to systems and process validation, most recently developing a tool allowing for assessment of closed systems.

Although Marc is formally educated as a biochemist, he has worked as a process engineer the majority of his 25+ year career. His contribution to the life sciences sector has been focused on the food and biopharmaceutical industries. Prior to consulting, Marc spent much of his time developing biotech-based processes for commercial production of biologics, blood products, nutraceuticals and food additives. He has played the role of project manager, process design lead, equipment designer, facility programmer, risk assessment moderator and validation manager on these projects.

He is currently the vice-chair of the ASME BPE. He is a contributing advisor to the BPOG Room De-Classification Team and is a co-author of the recently revised ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Baseline Guide. His chapters focused on closed processing and the potential risks and impact on biopharmaceutical facility design. With the ISPE, BPOG and ASME BPE, he is leading the charge to harmonize the biotechnology industry’s lexicon for sanitary and aseptic bioprocessing operations. He has also authored a CIP and SIP Best Practices Guide for his biopharmaceutical clients. Marc has served as adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada and Bemidji State University, MN. He is a frequent lecturer for the AAPS, ASME, IBC and ISPE.


Please register no later than Thursday May 4 at 5:15 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Mobile).

If you arrive after 5.30pm and the main entrance doors are locked, please call or text:
Matt Braskey at 610-310-8721 (Email: , or
Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Email: