Dr. Zoltu00e1n Kis

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Vaccines: Development, Manufacturing and Distribution

The theme discussed in this webinar will be:

Quality by digital design and techno-economic modelling of RNA vaccine production for pandemic response


The RNA vaccine platform technology has been successfully used to develop Covid-19 vaccines at record speeds. However, the RNA vaccine production volumes and rates can be further increased, while reducing costs and maintaining consistently high product quality. To aid this, we perform quality by digital design (QbDD) and techno-economic modelling of the RNA vaccine production process. In the QbDD framework, first-principle or data-driven relationships are established between the critical process parameters (CPPs) of the production process and the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of the RNA vaccine product. The obtained models can be used for defining the design space and for advanced automation using model-predictive control. By combining the QbDD model with the RNA vaccine platform, vaccines and candidate vaccines can be developed and mass-produced faster against virtually any viral disease. Techno-economic modelling supports production process de-bottlenecking and identification of optimal RNA vaccine production process configurations for a rapid pandemic response.


Dr. Zoltán Kis

Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Zoltán Kis is a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Sheffield.

Zoltán is developing and modelling rapid-response vaccine production platform technologies, such as the RNA platform. This work is addressing the challenge of producing large volumes of vaccines, rapidly, at high quality and at low cost for pandemic-response.

Zoltán has previously worked as a Research Associate in the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. He obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Imperial College London, UK, holds an M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology and a B.Eng. in Chemical with Biochemical Engineering.

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