Roundtable | Downstream processing in biomanufacturing


DTU Building 101 - Room S10, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
Gratis / Free
28. august 2023 kl. 12:00
28. august 2023 kl. 16:00
Is better downstream processing the next big opportunity in biomanufacturing? We discuss hurdles and potential collaboration around DSP to improve business cases and ensure that more biosolutions reach the market.

Is better downstream processing (DSP) the next big opportunity in biomanufacturing? DTU and FBCD are inviting stakeholders from industry, research, funding bodies, and government agencies to the table to discuss opportunities for collaboration around DSP to improve biomanufacturing business cases and ensure that more biosolutions reach the market.

In recent years biosolutions have become a highly profiled business area and both public and private investments have been made in Denmark and Europe to expand fermentation capacity to enable SMEs to produce new fermentation-based products without massive capital expenditures. The focus has mostly been on USP. However, bringing a new product to market is equally dependent on downstream operations. The CapEx investment can be just as big, and the DSP costs impact the price of the final product significantly.

Lowering DSP costs in general is essential for bioproducts to be able to compete with chemical or animal-based products – both industries which have optimized their productions for decades. Some of the leading biosolutions companies have proven they can compete, but it’s a challenge for many SME’s. And even for the big companies there is probably still money to be made by optimizing DSP.

The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss how we can work together to reduce the risk that DSP costs end up being a showstopper for promising biosolutions products and companies.


12.00 – 12.30  Registration, lunch and networking

12.30 – 13.00  Welcome and introduction round of participants

Section 1: Industry needs

13.00 – 13.25  Challenges and opportunities when improving downstream processes in API manufacturing by Emmanouil Papadakis, Novo Nordisk 

13.25 – 13.40 Challenges for SME’s by Karsten Dinesen, Chromologics

13.40 – 14.00 Experiences from DTI’s Biosolution Technology Center by Zara Pedersen, Teknologisk Institut

14.00 - 14.30  Discussion

14.30 - 14.50 Coffee break

Section 2: Research

14.50 – 15.10  Use of Supercritical CO2 for the extraction of biomolecules by Eduardo Krebs Kleingesinds, BCBT group - DTU

15.10 – 15.30  Industry/Academia Collaborations on Downstream Processes in Kalundborg Industry by Thomas Neergaard, Helix Lab

15.30 – 15.50  Discussion

15.50 – 16.00  Wrap up and input for next meeting

 Target groups:

  • Big biosolutions companies with experience and interest in DSP optimization
  • SMEs and entrepreneurs working to develop new products via bio-production
  • Universities and GTS Institutes
  • CMOs
  • Equipment & technology manufacturers
  • Funding bodies
  • Industry associations
  • Ministries and government agencies with interest in advancing biosolutions

If you are interested in joining the roundtable meeting, please sign up by clicking the green button.

The roundtable is co-organised by:

Solange I. Mussatto
Professor in Biobased Technologies and Sustainability &
Group Leader, Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

T: +45 9351 1891

About roundtables

During the roundtable meetings, there will be ample opportunity to exchange knowledge, gain inspiration and find new partners. The roundtables are preliminary meetings where we gauge the interest for a networking group with regular meetings. The group of participants help set the agenda and framework.

When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the Innovationskraft project, which is funded by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science at the standard rate. Read more about Innovationskraft.


Louise Krogh Johnson


Roundtable | Downstream processing in biomanufacturing