How to Start Your Career in Biomanufacturing

The field of biomanufacturing is booming. In fact, right here in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reports that hundreds of jobs in this industry remain unfilled, as the need for new hires outpaces the number of qualified workers to fill the positions. While this is a tough problem for bio companies to have, it’s a lucrative […]

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A Fond Farewell

Last week, Kamal Rashid, PhD, the BETC’s Director of several years, bid us goodbye as he stepped down from the full time duties to focus more time on family and consulting. We were lucky enough to catch him in his final, busy week for an interview about the past, present, and future of the BETC, […]

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Gene Therapy 101: Fast Facts & FAQ’s

Written by Kristen Picard Gene therapy. It’s a fascinating but complex nut to crack. If you’re interested in this topic but don’t have the time to scour the Internet for information, have no fear! In this post, I’ll give a brief introduction to this innovative field by answering some common questions. Where did it begin? […]

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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 BETC at SIMB Annual Meeting

The Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) held its annual meeting in late July in New Orleans. This nonprofit, international association was founded in 1949 with the goal of advancing microbiological sciences, placing emphasis on industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. The Annual Meeting is a great forum for those in the industry to […]

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Protein Production in Insect Cell Culture [Webinar 3/3]

The world of biomanufacturing comes to you in our FREE webinar series, now available for download. In this third installment, “High Level Recombinant Protein Production in Insect Cell Culture,” you will learn: Factors affecting cell scale-up and infection Advantages of BEVS Advances in vaccine manufacturing Much more! Click here to view the webinar. This webinar […]

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Biologics Manufacturing Processes: [Webinar 2/3]

The world of biomanufacturing comes to you in our FREE webinar series, now available for download. In this second installment, “An Overview of Biologics Manufacturing Processes and Things to Consider from Development to Commercial Scale,” you will learn: the typical biologics manufacturing process that uses mammalian cells for protein expression the importance of process development […]

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BETC Vero Cell Study to be Presented at SIMB 2016 Annual Meeting

Seeking to improve yields and simplify the processes of vaccine production, a research team from WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center (BETC) will present new data from their recent study of Vero cell growth in a semi-continuous bioprocess. BETC Director and Research Professor, Kamal Rashid, PhD, will present the results in a talk titled “A […]

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