Sarah Kaneko

Project Name:

Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing

North Carolina is ranked third nationally in biotechnology. The state is particularly strong in the commercialization and biomanufacturing of vaccine components, enzymes, biopharmaceuticals, and purified blood components. The state is also poised to take advantage of new process development and manufacturing technologies that would lead to products that are available sooner to more markets and at lower cost. Future employees will need some expertise with advanced biomanufacturing concepts. Sarah Kaneko will work closely with faculty and staff from NC State University’ Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) to study the integration of methods to accelerate process development, reduce time for regulatory approval, and implement lean biomanufacturing. The team will explore the utilization of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’ Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiatives within this framework. Ms. Kaneko will design and develop lecture and laboratory modules to educate high school students on these advanced science and engineering topics.

From School:

C.E. Jordan High School


Durham Public Schools


Dr. Allen Cohen, Insect Diet & Rearing Research LLC., NC State University


Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)