Biotech-Careers Blogs

Blogs by Biotech-Careers members are below. To view additional blogs please visit the Community Blogs page.

By: Sandra Porter

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.

If we look at the career description for plant tissue culture technicians , we can see they work in companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a sterile environment. There ... Read more

By: Todd Smith

Biotech Companies that work on biomedical devices

One of the great features of the Biotech-Careers.org website is its biotechnology employer database. In Biotech-Careers.org, biotechnology (biotech) employers are companies and other organizations that are engaged in life sciences research, develop drugs and products, or provide services. Biotech is thus defined broadly to capture the breadth and depth of the industry. This broad definition is also used because students ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Jan 23, 2019

Growth of NAR BioDBs
NAR databases since 1996. 2019 values are highlighted in red. NAR Database List

I always look forward to the Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) database issue . It's a great way to learn what people are interested in and learn something new. Its also fun to count the number of databases, because each way they're counted, a ... Read more

By: Todd Smith

Automated pipetting

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 ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Dec 05, 2018

Immunoprofiling sample preparation

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 purpose because receptor diversity can be quickly and cost-effectively measured with the added benefit that individual receptors can be quantified.

AR diversity is a ... Read more

By Jen Starr. Jen Starr is part of the community team at Next Day PC. Jen enjoys staying on top of the latest tech trends and sharing how new tech can positively impact people’s lives.

Computer screen

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 more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Nov 07, 2018

Immunoprofiling steps of the general workflow
Growth of publications[1]. Key points in technology and company development are indicated.

Immunoprofiling, the quantitative measurement of antigen receptors (ARs; antibodies or T-cell receptors) in a sample, is a hot topic in biotechnology. In basic research, immunoprofiling is used to assess the diversity of antigen receptors (ARs: antibodies and T-Cell receptors) and how this diversity changes in ... Read more

From https://digitalworldbiology.com/news/digital-world-biology-receives-nsf-ate-grant-for-websites

Biotech Careers web site

SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC ( https://dwbio.com ), a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education Program to advance Biotech-Careers.org and Bio-Link.org capabilities (award DUE 1764225). “Both websites have been invaluable resources for the biotechnology education community. Together, they’ve served nearly three million ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Tue Jul 10, 2018

Infographic: BCRs vs TCRs

Scientists, and science editors love acronyms. While they can be obfuscating, they help reduce cumbersome language.

For many years the term antibody was commonly abbreviated as Ab (Ig and others too). As high-throughput DNA sequencing has become a standard way to measure antibody and T cell receptor profiles it has also become common to compare these ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed May 30, 2018

Immuno-Bioinformatics Infographic
Overview of the Immuno-Bioinformatics Course

In recent posts, I discussed container technology with an emphasis on Docker and Singularity . The motivation being that Digital World Biology is designing an immuno-bioinformatics class that will be taught at Shoreline Community College (Shoreline). This class will be part of Shoreline’s immuno-biotechnology certificate [1] that is currently under ... Read more