Building it big in Texas: Community college program trains biotech workforce

Biotechnology companies such as Genentech, Ambion and Life Technologies rely on specially trained workers to keep their research and development (R&D) labs and their manufacturing processes running smoothly. Biotechnicians may grow cells for use in drug development, analyze DNA or monitor biofuel production. The unique equipment and techniques used in the biotech field has often required companies to provide on-the-job training to new employees. However, an innovative center at ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129672&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.