Background: The ‘Biomanufacturing Superhero’ assignment was completed by students taking BIOL 111, the first class in the three quarter-long BioPath Internship program. This program is a partnership between AGC Biologics (Bothell, WA) and Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA). Internship applicants are interviewed by AGC Biologics. AGC Biologics extends offers to those applicants it wishes to hire as interns. Hired interns are able to enroll in the suite of ‘Introduction to Biomanufacturing’ courses (BIOL 111, 112 and 113), which are taught by SCC faculty at the AGC Training Facility at AGC Biologics. Interns are paid by AGC Biologics. Dr. Jan Chalupny designed and taught BIOL 111 fall quarter of 2020.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity to think about what you have learned about the challenges of biomanufacturing so far in this course. What are the most vital parts/processes involved in biomanufacturing? What are the most technically difficult parts/processes involved in biomanufacturing? What issues are the most troublesome for the biomanufacturing industry? If biomanufacturing had a superhero, what would their super power be? How would they help the biomanufacturing industry?
Imagine a biomanufacturing superhero.........
1. What is this superhero called, ie what is their superhero name?
2. What is their superpower?
3. What is the source of their superpower?
4. What problem or issue in biomanufacturing does this superpower address?
5. How does this superhero know when their help is needed? Is there a system to contact them? Do they sense when problems occur in some other way?
6. How does the superhero deploy their superpower to solve problems in biomanufacturing?
7. Design a logo to represent this superhero. Attach a copy of this logo here. Please explain your imagery/symbol/color choices.