Panelists discussed: How to start a CSO using existing infrastructure; Using a CSO experience to prepare students for the biotech workforce, Where to find funding, The path from CSO to incubator, Opportunities for partnering with companies that can market some of the products produced in a CSO, and lastly, Achieving sustainability Moderator : Sulatha Dwarakanath, Speakers : Tyler Drake, Ph.D Director Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College Mary Nelson, Ph.D Director of InnovaBio & STUDENTfacturED Salt Lake Community College Elizabeth Boedeker BioBench CRO Coordinator Deborah R. Davis, PhD Acting Biotechnology Coordinator Co-PI, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center Bluegrass Community and Technical College ... Read more
As your students leave you and your program and find employment in the biotechnology industry, they will suddenly find themselves in a tightly regulated environment. The nature of biotech products requires this regulation by the FDA. Unless one is familiar with this environment, it can be challenging adapt and thrive in it as a worker and an contributor to the company's success. Thus, preparation for this regulated environment is important to student success in the transition from education to the workplace.
I put together the following presentation for a Bio-Link SFF 2013 workshop to show what are key ... Read more
Craig Caldwell talks about two innovative education programs at Salt Lake City Community College: InnovaBio and the Distributed Gene Discovery Project. InnovaBio is a non-profit CRO (contract research organization) that gives students industry experience by having them work on industry projects. The Distributed Gene Discovery Project involves teachers throughout Utah whose students are cloning and sequencing genes from halophilic archea in the Great Salt Lake.
Moderator: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, WI
Teaching for the Always-Evolving Biotechnology Workplace from bio-link
Speakers: Vivian Ngan-Winward (SLCC), Ryan Gilmore (BioNetwork Analytical Training Lab, NC), Jeanette Mowery (MATC), Linnea Fletcher (ACC)
Two year biotechnology departments have developed various innovative programs such as student-led contract research and contract manufacturing organizations, research projects, business incubators, and more. At first glance, these programs seem discordant. But, perhaps they provide similar benefits to students preparing for a complex and changing workplace. This session will explore several innovative instructional models, asking ... Read more
Presenter : Dr. Vivian Ngan-Winward , Salt Lake City Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
STUDENTfacturED (a NSF ATE-funded project) is currently being developed at SLCC to provide a contextualized practical experience to reinforce student learning in the Biomanufacturing Program. STUDENTfacturED will be a student-run contract manufacturing organization that makes products for instructional use in our college and local high school biotechnology classes - products that are Made by Students, For Students.
After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Vivian Ngan-Winward spent 9 years in academic research prior to entering the biotech industry. Her 7+ years of industry ... Read more
These slides are from the 2012 Bio-Link CXO Summit. All the slides have been combined into one presentation to simplify viewing.
A report has been prepared from the summit, you can read about the contents and download the report here: Bio-Link Summit Report 2012 .