ASSET SHOWCASE:
Georgia BioScience Training Center

Georgia's BioScience Solution

The Georgia BioScience Training Center serves as Georgia’s first stand-alone facility dedicated to delivering customized workforce training for companies in the Life Sciences sector. 

World-class Training Equipment

The technology found in the Georgia BioScience Training Center is the best equipment being used in the private sector today. We strive to mirror the exact processes used by our client companies, so that means bringing in top-of-the-line equipment — such as our Aseptic Fill Line, the first of its kind to be used for training anywhere in the world.  It is a small-scale, pharmaceutical-grade Bausch + Ströbel fill line mounted on a SKAN L-flange system. The unit incorporates:

  • Vial sterilization section (SARA unit)
     

  • Fully sterile and enclosed Isolator system
     

  • Interchangeable filling section for 10-mL and 30-mL vials
     

  • Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization system
     

  • Viable and inactive particle monitoring capabilities
     

  • L-flange mounted interchangeable sterility testing station

The Center’s first customized training program was designed to support Shire (previously Baxalta) as they opened a new plasma fractionation plant. But with the flexible design of the facility, the Center is capable of training other biotech companies that make use of vastly different processes.

 

The Center was designed through a collaboration between Quick Start and the architecture firm Cooper Carry. The innovative architectural design, which mirrored the innovative processes trained inside, won the building the Excellence Award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Inside the state-of-the-art facility are classrooms and laboratory spaces equipped with cutting-edge technology. 

These instructional areas are designed to mirror the exact processes used in biomanufacturing processes.

 

It also contains equipment and facilities for training in a wide variety of advanced manufacturing technologies, ranging from electronics and mechatronics to process control systems and in-line sensor operation and calibration.

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