News & Blog

WPI and the BETC are often in the news.  Our faculty and staff present at conferences and exhibit at trade shows around the globe. Here you’ll find recent articles, press releases, video interviews, and other archived materials, plus a listing of upcoming engagements.

Featured Stories


Back to School for Biotech

How Academia and Industry Can Collaborate to Advance Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing. Read the article

WPI Teaching BioTech 101 at GE

As GE Healthcare Life Sciences scales up its new U.S. headquarters in Marlborough, Mass., WPI is helping some of the company’s engineers beef up their biotech chops. Read more

Reporter Embedded in Upstream Training

STAT News reporter Rebecca Robbins got some hands-on experience at the BETC and reports on the biomanufacturing industry’s need to develop its workforce. Read more

Why biologics are different and important 

BETC Director Kamal Rashid was invited to write a column for a Massachusetts consumer health magazine to explain the basic differences between biologics and small molecule drugs. Read the article

Single-Use and the Hybrid Model

The Medicine Maker magazine features a discussion with BETC Director Kamal Rashid on the emergence of single-use technologies and the training needs of the industry. See more

Enrollment Surges for Biomanufacturing Training at WPI

Year-end data show expanded programming draws participants from across the country and around the world.  Read more

Intel Employee Retraining at BETC Covered by TV3

Intel and the BETC collaborated on training program so prior employees could be retrained for employment in biomanufacturing.  View clip

ISPE Boston Education and Awards Event at BETC

The International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Boston Chapter Newsletter reports on an April Program at the BETC that featured downstream processing presentations and the group’s 2015 Student Poster Competition. Read more

BETC in the Worcester Business Journal

The April 27, 2015 issue of the Worcester Business Journal issue features an article “Interest grows in manufacturing-targeted workforce development programs” that highlights training programs developed and offered by the BETC.

Newly Inaugurated Gov. Charlie Baker, Ltd. Gov. Karyn Polito Visit WPI, BETC

On his first full day in office as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker visited the BETC to tour the facilities and hear from a panel of local leaders about the strong track of academic and industry collaborations in central Massachusetts.  Read more

Expanding the Impact of Biomanufacturing Training

A new program for AdvantaPure broadens the biomanufacturing curriculum at WPI and spawns a research project. Read more.

Invite a BETC or WPI Expert to Your Conference

With more than 80 years of collective experience, the BETC’s staff are sought-after presenters at prestigious conferences and symposia around the globe. To invite a BETC or WPI expert to your conference, call +1-508-831-4879.