Empowering the future of
Canadian biomanufacturing

CASTL provides industry-informed technical skills development and training specializing in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. We are the talent engine powering Canada’s biomanufacturing sector ensuring that future and current employees have the required skills to meet the growth of the industry and succeed in their careers. 

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CASTL partners with post-secondary institutions in Canada to deliver academic, certificate, and micro-credential programs that provide students with interactive and dynamic learning experiences to develop their knowledge and appreciation for bioprocess design and operations. 


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Introduction to Upstream Processing Theory & Practical - English

From Jun 13 to Jun 19 2024

Introduction to Upstream Processing includes both hands-on practical and theory components covering cell vial thaw, aseptic techniques, cell counting, metabolic analysis, scale up, and bioreactor operation. Equipment such as wave bag reactors, stirred-tank reactors, as well as single-use bioreactors will all be utilized to reflect the current state of biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology.


Introduction to Single-use Technologies - English

From Jun 17 to Jun 18 2024

Introduction to Single-use Technologies is designed to complement CASTL’s in-person Introduction to Bioprocessing course and will highlight the technologies that can be implemented in upstream and downstream processing. Trainees gain hands on experience of common disposable technologies used in bioprocessing operations including bioreactors, connects/disconnects, tube welders and sealers, and disposable chromatography columns. Trainees will be exposed to strategies in implementing single use components, the regulation, and risk management around leachable and extractable studies.


Aseptic & Cell Culture Techniques - an Upstream Processing Workshop

Jun 18, 2024

This workshop focuses on hands-on practical exercises covering aseptic techniques, cell thaw and culture initiation, cell counting, metabolic analysis.

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CASTL launches hands-on training workshops in Aseptic & Cell Culture Techniques and Bioreactor Operations

May 24 2024

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) is excited to launch a series of one-day workshops designed to provide students with intensive, hands-on training in specific areas of biopharmaceutical manufacturing. 

CASTL continues partnership with UBC’s SBME to deliver Introduction to Biopharma Manufacturing course

May 14 2024

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) partners with the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for a third year to deliver its customized Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing course. 

CASTL announces site manager for BC Biomanufacturing Training Facility

April 30 2024

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) is pleased to welcome Umesh Ramachandran as Biomanufacturing Trainer and Site Manager for its new training facility located at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Richmond Campus. 

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At CASTL, we are a team of hard-working individuals growing quickly to meet demand. If you love a fast-paced career in a growing organization, and have a keen interest in supporting an industry that provides biopharmaceutical products to improve health outcomes around the globe, then CASTL could be the fit for you!

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