AstraZeneca, BioReliance, Fisher BioServices, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), GlaxoSmithKline, GeneDx, JCVI, KeyGene, Leidos, Thermofisher, Lonza, Macrogenics, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Novavax, Quality Biological, Seracare, United Therapeutics
The Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College trains students for jobs in the biotech industry. Entry-level workers are involved in laboratory work such as:
Cell culture and upstream processing
Bio-manufacturing antibody production and isolation
DNA and RNA isolation and PCR
Working in a regulatory environment following GXP (GLP and cGMP) requirements
Toxicology or vaccine sterility testing
Testing and developing diagnostic and therapeutic agents
Quality Control and quality assurance
In addition to offering the AAS Biotechnology Degree, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Certificates the Biotechnology Program also offers
- intermediate level hands on lab courses and business oriented courses through Bio-Train including a Protein Purification Course and a Clinical Trials Management course
- highly advanced training aimed at active researchers we have BioTrac (https://biotrac.com/) which offers courses in CRISPR, R, FACS, Exosomes and other cutting edge research areas.
Students with the AAS degree can transfer to UMUC or to UMBC (TLST Program) to complete their 4-year BS degree.