Heldt Bioseparations Lab

How can we improve vaccine and biotherapeutic manufacturing?

Our lab focuses on the science of viral surface interactions and applies it to vaccine manufacturing and purification.

We are interested in how viruses interact with different surfaces and chemistries. This could be important in how viruses infect cells, but we focus on how we can change surfaces to improve purification and manufacturing of viral therapies. Our goal is to better understand manufacturing and inactivation processes and bring viral therapies to market faster.

We are looking for a postdoc to join the lab! Work is on the continuous bioprocessing of an influenza vaccine. The focus is on the biophysical characterization of viral particles to improve separations. Prior work in AFM or microfluidics a plus.

Please see https://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492705 and email heldt@mtu.edu for more information

Funding for our work is gratefully received from

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