Frederick Community College Offering Affordable, Accessible Cell Therapy and Flow Cytometry Course in Spring 2023

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Flow cytometry is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and important lab techniques needed for cell therapy work. We can use fluorescent markers to track how well viruses are transfecting cells with the genes needs to create CAR T cells. Cells can be labeled with a plethora of antibodies to get a precise characterization of cell type distribution in a sample. We can get a before-and-after screenshot of how a cell population responds to certain stimuli and how they differentiate, and we can also assess the health of cells and whether they’re proliferating or dying.

Inside Recruiting: Navigating Relocation Benefits in a Remote-Work World

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The pandemic changed—and continues to change—how people work, how they think about work and how employers and job seekers negotiate employment offers and compensation packages. Employers were forced to accept remote work during the pandemic; now and perhaps moving forward remote work has silently become an embedded and expected part of most employer operations and many people’s work lives. 

MC Biotech Boot Camp Returns to Montgomery College

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MC Biotech’s Boot Camp provides training for people who are looking to break into the state’s life sciences ecosystem, whether they are looking to start or change their career paths. The Boot Camp offers 64 hours of training through lectures and hands-on laboratory activities.

Navigating Entrepreneurship as a Woman Founder: Insights From Those Who Have Been There

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Seasoned pros might make it look easy, but make no mistake – entrepreneurship can be incredibly intimidating and difficult to navigate, especially for women, as they face numerous challenges like underrepresentation and imposter syndrome. Being able to overcome these obstacles is a testament to resilience, and with that we asked two BioHealth Capital Region entrepreneurial veterans to share some advice for women who are beginning their own journeys.  

Life Sciences Talent Markets Remain Strong Despite Economic Headwinds

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The top concern of most business leaders is the state of the global economy, which is in the middle of a period of high volatility in the supply chain, gas prices and inflation. All of these factors have sparked fears and monopolized boardroom discussions around appropriate business strategies ahead of an impending recession at some point in 2023.

So You Wanna Be in Science Communication? A Q&A With BioBuzz Managing Editor Sarah Ellinwood

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If you find that you enjoy talking about science more than pipetting and running assays, then SciComm might be a great career option for you! The good news is that there are also a lot of different branches that fall under the SciComm umbrella, including but not limited to:

In Conversation: Trushar Agrawal, Senior Director and Head of Manufacturing at Kite Pharma

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This past summer, Kite promoted biotech industry veteran Trushar Agrawal from his Director of QA role to Senior Director, Head of Manufacturing for the Frederick site. Agrawal will work to bring on new team members as the site ramps up commercial production of its CAR T-cell therapy product, which is used to treat people living with blood cancer. 

Tips from a Talent Expert: Compensation Negotiation for Job Seekers Breaking Into Biotech

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Seems like a daunting task to not only find a good life sciences job but to also negotiate your way to the compensation package that your education, internships and performance merit. Yes, it’s a challenge, but it is still possible to engage in and win a negotiation with an employer.

Kite Hosts Cell Therapy Hiring Event at Growing Frederick, Maryland Facility

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The “Onsite at Kite” event, which was held on World Lymphoma Awareness Day, featured networking opportunities, a facility tour, and panel discussion with site leadership, during which job seekers and industry professionals learned about Kite’s patient focus in manufacturing.