The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) is an interdisciplinary workforce education and research center serving the global biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing industries. A member of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, the NCTM develops and delivers customizable instructor-led, computer-based, and hands-on learning to expose the student to various aspects of cell culture and basic molecular biology, aseptic processes and microbiology, upstream and downstream processing of biological materials including viruses, monoclonal antibodies and other recombinant proteins, as well as industrial bioanalytical methods.
NCTM also provides enabling technologies to academic/medical researchers and start-ups through its blended infrastructure of academic, scientific, and industrial expertise and complete range of bench-to-pilot and Phase I scale bioprocess and analytical equipment. Our capabilities include:
- Media screening to improve cell line productivity
- Expression systems including bacteria/yeast/mammalian/algae/insect lines
- Protein expression and purification
- Process development/optimization support
- Analytical methods development and characterization
“It is critical that students and trainees interested in therapeutics and vaccine manufacturing understand the science, technology, and regulatory policy of drug production. NCTM prepares those entering this field and provides opportunities for further professional development.”
Ricardo Jimenez, ASQ-CPGP
Vice President, Technical Operations, Neurogene Inc.
NCTM Advisory Board Members:
Tom Hochuli, Head of Cell and Gene Therapy Operations – Lonza Biologics Pearland, TX
Koey Keylon, Assoc. Director of Manufacturing Portfolios – Cytovance Biologics Oklahoma City, OK
Gerry Farrell, Chief Operating Officer – Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas College Station, TX
Gary Gilleskie, PhD, Acting Director – NCSU BTEC Raleigh, NC
John Carwile, MD, Chief Executive Officer – Bethyl Laboratories Montgomery, TX
Jay Treat, PhD, PI & Director – TAMUS Ctr. for Innovation in Adv Devt & Manuf. College Station, TX
Debra Thompson, SPHR, MBA, VP, Human Resources – Asuragen Austin, TX
Patti Rossman, President – Globiox Austin, TX
Ricardo Jimenez VP, Technical Operations – Neurogene Inc. Houston, TX
To learn how NCTM can help you achieve your project or career goals, please email us at Programs@NCTMmail.tamu.edu.