The Science of Cell Culture Media Manufacturing

Sponsored by: BD

Focused on:

  • Cell Culture Media
  • Manufacturing
  • Formulation
  • Materials

Date: 27 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

The composition of cell culture media has evolved significantly from simple classical formulations, such as Eagle’s Minimum Essential Medium (EMEM), to more complex and highly specialized formulations.

Such progress in cell culture media formulation requires innovative technology and knowledge for the development and manufacturing of formulations that contain intricate complexities including chemical interactions, content uniformity, solubility and stability. Since cell culture media is utilized as a raw material for the production of human and animal therapeutics, the highest consistency of formulation is required.

During this educational webinar hosted by BD, you will learn how a manufacturing process with broad application to both simple and complex cell culture media formulations can be designed and developed to ensure product quality and consistency is preserved.

The webinar will highlight how chemical and physical properties of raw materials and the desired final product and process characteristics influence the design of an optimal process for manufacturing cell culture media for bioproduction applications.

Presented by

Duncan Omune, Ph.D.,

Staff Scientist

Dr. Omune has accrued more than nine years of experience in cell culture media development and manufacturing. In his current role as R&D Staff Scientist for BD Biosciences, Dr. Omune is responsible for custom rapid media production, process development and scale up, technical transfer, raw material assessment, formulation chemistry and supporting new product development.

Dr. Omune earned his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and Masters of Science in Biochemistry from Egerton University, Kenya. He earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry from State University of New York at Binghamton with a focus in natural product synthesis and reaction method development.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand better how chemical and physical properties of raw materials can influence the media manufacturing process
  • Learn how a media manufacturing process can be designed and developed to ensure product quality and consistency


  • Process Development
  • Senior Scientist
  • Research and Development
  • Lab Manager