- Category: BETC Updates

The Future of Biotech Comes to the BETC

The Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) at WPI welcomed a fresh new face this summer: Evelyn Bermeo, a 16-year-old budding scientist who spent her vacation as an intern in the center’s pilot-scale labs. Bermeo, a rising junior at Worcester Technical High School, was selected for this internship among other peers interested in the biotech […]

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4th Annual Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium Wrap Up

On May 1 and 2, WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center along with key WPI faculty from Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering hosted the Annual Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium. In its fourth year, the symposium continues to bring together minds from academia and industry to share insights and trends on Advancements in Protein Therapeutics […]

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The BETC Welcomes Future Scientists

As part of this year’s Women in Science summer program, we welcomed thirty budding science professionals to the lab! Many of these young women, in grades 5-7, had expressed an interest in a STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Even those who had yet to consider a life in STEM left with greater enthusiasm for […]

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Summer STEM School is in Session!

Recently, we welcomed 50 students from the STEM Starter Academy at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). These brilliant young minds are spending their summer preparing for their first year of college with field trips like this, along with academic courses and formal presentations. Many of the students are the first in their families to attend […]

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New Name – Evolved Training!

The BETC recently launched a redesigned version of our program previously known as “Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis.” The program is now called “Bioprocess Monitoring and Error Prevention,” because we have improved the curriculum to add greater value for biomanufacturing staff and team leaders. Root cause analysis remains a fundamental component of this program, but […]

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WPI and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center hosted a round-table at BETC

On February 16, WPI and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center hosted a round-table meeting at WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center for 25 regional economic, educational and government leaders to strategize for continued growth in the biotech and life sciences economy in Central Massachusetts. Pictured are: (From left) Terrance Flotte, Provost and Dean at UMass […]

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[Infographic] BETC: A Year in Review

WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center had a great 2015! The BETC had 31 companies send employees to training. As Kamal Rashid, Ph.D., Director of the BETC and Research Professor at WPI said, “It was an exciting year made possible by the dedicated, talented team we have at our center.”  Check out just how many […]

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Benefits of Bioprocessing for Engineers

Many do not realize that some fields require hands-on training; not every field can learn from textbooks, software, and modules. At the Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center, we understand the needs of the life sciences, biomanufacturing, and bioprocessing industries. Hands-on training not only helps employees develop their skills; it also helps the company as a whole. By developing […]

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[Part 1] “Franklin Biologics” Filming

Author: Michael Cohen Pellet Productions, working closely with Bio-Link, is creating an interactive educational training video about a fictional company called “Franklin Biologics”. The project is designed to help students and new employees understand the importance of quality procedures when producing biologic medicines. The production is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. […]

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Welcome to the WPI BETC blog!

Author: Victoria Lander What is the BETC?  It is where biotechnology professionals gain an edge. It’s an innovative partnership between academia and industry that creates customized workforce development solutions for forward-thinking biotechnology companies across the region and around the world. Whether you’re an employee expanding your skill set or a manager developing your team, the […]

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