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Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

Blogs from AC2 Bio-Link and Biotech-Careers sites are listed below. To view Bio-Link blogs, please visit the Bio-Link blogs page.

By Sandra Porter -- Thu, May 9 2019 -- Abbe Kesterson of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) just completed two semesters of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the University Of Kentucky Von Allmen Center Of Entrepreneurship. In the first semester, Bootcamp 1.0, teams conceived of, developed and pitched ideas. Teams met with... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Elizabeth Stewart -- Tue, May 7 2019 -- Alice McConnell came to Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator to find a way to help her children and others suffering from a very rare neurometabolic disorder with no cure, succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH). SSADH is an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Del Mar College students presented research posters with regional university students from Texas A&M University at the Annual Student Research Day held on April 11, 2019. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Dr. Capecchi is best known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem (ES) cells. This technology allows scientists to create mice with mutations in any desired gene. The power of this technology is that the investigator chooses both which gene to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Apr 16 2019 -- I just got a notification from Labroots concerning a listing of all webinars they are hosting. It is impressive and a great way to learn about new techniques and emerging technologies. I also get notifications from Thermofisher Scientific, and similar companies. Today I... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
AC2 bioscience incubator
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Feb 25 2019 -- Both the Austin Community College Biotech program and the Bioscience Incubator were featured in a news report from KXAN on the city's growing... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Fri, Feb 15 2019 -- What did I learn at the meeting? The first panel had representatives from all over Texas talking about what is happening in their areas. From El Paso to Houston to the Central Texas Area to Dallas, strategic partnerships area, and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) funding is... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 --  Erin Dolan sent me this notification and I thought this may be of interest to the community!  The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is piloting regional meetings to promote professional development and networking among life science educators who don’t have the time or funds to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 -- Co-written with Sandra Porter, PhD How do human resource professionals determine if a job candidate has the skills they need to perform well in a certain job?   ... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Jan 14 2019 -- Algae is becoming an important organism in biotechnology for the producing multiple products and cleaning up wastewater.  Learn about companies that focus on algae and education initiatives to help students learn how to work with micro-algae species. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
3D Bioprinter
By Todd Smith -- Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:12 -- Biomedical devices combine bio-engineering with medical devices. They can be developed by integrating biomaterials into classical medical devices or be entirely biology derived as in the cases of personalized immunotherapies and regenerative medicine. Biomedical devices are ushering in a new era of biotechnology job demand.  Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:25 -- In early April 2019, the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB, Settle WA) hosted its 18th annual symposium. This year's theme focused on translational biology, which is the practice of commercializing research discovery. Over the two-day symposium, the audience was informed about the latest in the... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:42 -- Plant tissue culture is used by many companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a disease-free environment.  Technicians who work in this area use many biotechnology skills. We just posted a new career description for ... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Biotech Companies that work on biomedical devices
By Todd Smith -- Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:23 -- One of the great features of the website is its biotechnology employer database. In, biotechnology (biotech) employers are companies and other organizations that are engaged in life sciences research, develop drugs and products, or provide services.... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:07 -- NAR... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Automated pipetting
By Todd Smith -- Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:50 -- Biotechnology manufacturing is changing from a one-size-fits-all paradigm to single batches of individualized therapeutics and tissues that are tailored to individuals. The new manufacturing processes require large numbers of technicians, which is increasing biotech employment opportunities.  The Skills for Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications (NSF-ATE DUE #1800909) is a three-year endeavor to develop education recommendations for the next generation of biomanufacturing for national use by educators, industry, researchers, and employers.  Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:20 -- As previously discussed, immunoprofiling is the quantitative measurement of antigen receptors (ARs; antibodies or T-cell receptors) in a sample. Massively parallel (NextGen) DNA sequencing is a commonly used method for this... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Computer screen
By Todd Smith -- Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:32 -- Biotechnology is the field of study that involves the practical use of biological processes in industrial production. The early applications of biotechnology gave rise to the making of beer, wine, and cheese. With advances in technology, vaccine development and insulin production were made possible through biotechnology. Advances in computing technology are transforming biotechnology in new ways.  Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:36 -- Growth of publications[1]. Key... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
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By Todd Smith -- Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:02 -- SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC (, a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education... Read the full Biotech Careers blog