Sartorius Academy mRNA Basic Program

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mRNA Basic Program

Guided Learning at Your Own Pace with Experts

This course will provide you with the necessary scientific background on mRNA and its application in vaccine and therapeutics, market trends, strengthening your understanding about methods used for mRNA production, purification and storage.
It includes:

  • Mix of self-paced and instructional units with 3 - 5 hours of learning per week (45 – 50 hours in total) over 3 months.
  • Interactive collaborative platform to facilitate knowledge exchange
  • Limited synchronous activities allow participation from across the globe
  • 99% recommendation rate from previous learners


Who Should Attend

Lab managers, team leads, researchers, engineers and scientists with expertise in bioprocessing. Fluent English is essential for optimal learning.


What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to strengthen the understanding about mRNA structure, function and its use in therapeutic areas including its production and purification strategies. It will also offer insight into the market and trends as well as industry needs and challenges.


How You Will Learn

This online course consists of both self-paced and collaborative learning units, allowing you to fit in learning around your work schedule. Each chapter includes live discussions, assignments, access to experts and Q&A sessions, using an interactive and collaborative platform to facilitate knowledge exchange between participants.

Focus Topics & Agenda

How is the Sartorius Academy’s mRNA Bacsic Program structured?

Oct 5-6


Oct 10-19Chapter 1: mRNA: Introduction and application
Oct 27 - Nov 4Chapter 2: Upstream processing and production
Nov 14-25Chapter 3: Downstream processing, fill finish and storage
Dec 5-16Chapter 4: Life cycle: Covid mRNA vaccines

Learning Modules

Duration: 1.5 weeks

 mRNA Introduction

  • What is mRNA and its function.
  • mRNA structure and evolution.

 mRNA Market trend

  •  mRNA in Vaccines.
  •  mRNA in other therapeutic areas such as Cancer, Infectious disease, others.

Why mRNA? Advantages and disadvantages of mRNA in pharmaceutical product.

Duration:1.5 weeks

  • Synthesis: Cell dependent and cell free.

Duration: 1.5 weeks

Purification of mRNA

  • Separation Methods used.
  •  Formulation of mRNA using LNP.
  • Sterility and testing methods.
  • Stability testing.

Fill and finish
Storage and transport

Duration: 1.5 weeks

Idea of COVID mRNA Vaccines

  • Why the need of mRNA vaccine during Pandemic.
  • Who and where and how worked on it.

Platform and method used: USP
Purification methods: DSP
Challenges identified and mitigation process.
Regulatory requirements attained for approvals.
A comparison of Influenza Protein based Vaccine life cycle and mRNA based vaccine life cycle (Flublock protein versus COVID mRNA Vaccine).

How to Apply


Pricing and Special Rates

Registration fee: €2,500 + applicable taxes

Special rates may be considered for group bookings, public and academic institutes.

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Application closes 23 Sept 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by 30 Sept 2022. 10 seats are reserved for participants from the biopharmaceutical industry.


How to Apply

Please complete the registration form below. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted to the course, which will be made up of co-learners from both Sartorius and industry.

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