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Innovative and New Programs in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing

Presentation: 

Dr. Sonia Wallman from NBC2 moderated this panel of innovative leaders from biotechnology and biomanufacturing programs.

This year's panel featured programs noteworthy in their approach to biotechnology/biomanufacturing education and training and the workforce.

Panelists included leaders of the:

  • Lone Star Biotechnology Institute at Lone Star College, Working with the local biomedical and biofuels industry in Houston, TX;
  • Biomass Production Training Certificate at Mira Costa College part of the EDGE (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy) initiative for San Diego County, CA;
  • SoCalBio Biomanufacturing Consortium to develop biomanufacturing technician education and training programs to support the maturation of the industry in Los Angeles/Orange Counties, CA;
  • and a new program, Biotechnology and Compliance, focusing on biomanufacturing and partnered with local industry at Quincy College in Quincy, MA