Montgomery College’s BioTrain Offers Engaging and Valuable Professional Development Programming for Life Science Professionals

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BioTrain is a sector partnership of biotechnology companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations led by Montgomery College that collaborates to shape a technical workforce that is ready for today and tomorrow. The program is located at Montgomery College’s Bioscience Education Center (BEC) and is a critical element to the BioHealth Capital Region’s (BHCR) workforce development ecosystem.

Fifty Years: The Journey from PhD to VC

BioTech Venture Capital
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With the availability of academic positions on the decline, and a boom in startups resulting from disruptive technologies, some PhDs are looking to utilize their unique set of skills in a slightly nontraditional way – venture capitalism (VC). One VC firm, called Fifty Years, has recently concluded its inaugural program (PhD to VC), which aimed at preparing young scientists with the skills needed to jumpstart their VC careers.

Changing Careers – Leaving The Medical Device Field To Work In A Biotech Startup

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Why would any sane person leave the bleeding-edge medical device space after 25 years for a biotech startup? The medical device world allows you to represent products where you see the benefits to patients immediately. We had the privilege of wearing scrubs and offering our expertise in the procedure room. I was fortunate to work with some of the greatest cardiovascular minds in the world. Having built that trust and credibility is something I’ll never forget. So why move along?

VaLogic and FCC Strengthen Partnership with Apprenticeship Program

Frederick Community College Biotechnology Program
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For three years VaLogic LLC and the Frederick Community College Biotechnology Program have worked hand-in-hand to build a partnership, including a new biotech apprenticeship program, that provides a pathway for students to gain employment in the fast-growing life sciences ecosystem in Maryland.

Biohealth Industry Day Highlights Partnerships and Pathways for Early-Career Professionals

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While the pandemic has forced many industries to downsize, biotech companies have had the opportunity — or sometimes the obligation — to ramp up. Just take a look at Catalent Pharma Solutions, the Baltimore-based contract manufacturer. The company has hired over 500 new employees since last March, said Talent Acquisition Specialist Charle’ Lamb during a panel at the Biohealth Industry Day.

Biotech Workforce Development Task Force Eyes Potential Engagement of Younger Talent Pool

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Within the next five years, there are expected to be hundreds or thousands of positions opening in the Maryland life sciences ecosystem. And that number is likely to continue to grow. In order to ensure an abundance of available talent, introducing teens to career opportunities in the biopharmaceutical industry may be necessary.

Emergent Biosolutions Seeks New Talent to Support Global COVID-19 Vaccination Push, Expanding Project Portfolio

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Maryland’s leading vaccine manufacturer, Emergent Biosolutions (Emergent), is a critical cog in the vaccine manufacturing and distribution engine as it has multiple COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing partnerships, including partnerships with J&J and AstraZeneca, among others. Emergent also partners with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which provided approximately $628.3M in funding to the company as part of Operation Warp Speed.