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Part of the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Biological Process Development Facility provides an academic experience for both graduate and undergraduate students in a facility that is compliant with United States Food and Drug Administration regulations.

Undergraduates in the FDL

Undergraduate students Taylor Laughlin (left) and Katherine Rilett work in the BPDF Fermentation Development Laboratory

The academic mission of the BPDF is to:
  • Provide education in science and engineering focused on bioprocessing, bioengineering and related fields.
  • Increase the knowledge base in bioprocessing and bioengineering through basic and applied research.
  • Offer students real-world laboratory experience in bioprocessing, quality assurance and quality control.


  • Practical applications
  • Lab techniques
  • FDA standards
  • Research methods
  • Production environment
  • Analysis to Synthesis
  • Fermentation to Purification
  • Cell to Culture
  • Research to Product
Frank Fabian in the FDL

Graduate student Frank Fabian in the BPDF Fermentation Development Laboratory