Good Ideas from Abroad in Bio-Manufacturing

You are cordially invited to view an on-line workshop on the international aspects of bio-manufacturing.  The webcast will be on November 5, and we will try to respond to email questions sent on that day.  The webcast can also be viewed later.

The presentations will be from a team of American experts, led by Dr. Steve Drew.  NSF recently sent this expert panel to top labs in Europe and Asia to find good ideas that might be useful in the U.S. as well.  The team found many researchers abroad who are making great progress in producing biomaterials in quantity, to help more and more patients.  There are many opportunities for biotechnology businesses to supply those materials at a profit.  And there are rewarding careers for young people who would like to get into this field.  There's more information about the study at

You can view the webcast for free at your desk.  All you have to do is fill out the short registration form on this page.  We hope that you can attend.


Steve Drew (Chair)
Drew Solutions

Gang Bao
Georgia Tech.

Chris Bettinger
Carnegie Mellon U.

Kam Leong
Duke U.

Madhusudan Peshwa

Kaiming Ye
Binghamton U.




For technical questions during the webcast contact [email protected] or call one of our technical support numbers to the right.

For the webcast, please tune in 15 minutes prior to the start time for the event and test your video player. This live event will be captioned in compliance with Section 508.

The event will be archived for 3 months - viewable at and Participants should have the Windows Media Player or Flash player installed to view the event.

(links to the webcast are in the upper-right corner of this page)


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