BETA skills

By: Todd Smith

Scanning electron microscope image of T regulatory cells (red) interacting with antigen-presenting cells (blue). T regulatory cells can suppress responses by T cells to maintain homeostasis in the immune system. Credit: NIAID

According to a recent labor market analysis report [1], universities, research institutes, and many companies are competing for a limited pool of technicians who can produce cell and gene therapy products.

Cell therapy products include immunotherapies, cancer vaccines, and other types of both autologous (self cells; the donor is the patient) and allogeneic (other cells; the cells come from ... Read more

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By: Todd Smith

T-Cell

In Nov 2021, I attended the “Broadening Data Science Education for the Future Biomanufacturing Workforce” virtual meeting [1]. The goal of the event was to discuss the unique challenges associated with educating and training future biomanufacturing employees in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. According to one presentation, an R&D World survey found that “62% ... Read more

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A video about the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine supply chain. It was developed for a BETA Skills virtual workshop (held June 28, 2021). View the video

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A video about using the Biotech-Careers website. It was developed for a BETA Skills virtual workshop (held June 9, 15, 16th 2021). View the video

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By: Sandra Porter

Rooster

Cyberbiosecurity is a field that aims to identify and mitigate security risks fostered by the digitization of biology and biotechnology automation.

Cybersecurity is getting a lot of attention at the moment as the consequences of the Colonial pipeline hack ripple through Eastern gas stations. Biotechnology, is not immune from these problems. With it's dependence on cyberphysical systems such as ... Read more

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By: Todd Smith

mRNA Vaccine Manufacture and Supply Chain Thumbnail

Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines rely on large networks of suppliers and manufacturers for successfully producing, tracking, and distributing doses. This story follows the production path and careers for the people and companies working to protect us from COVID-19. Read more

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By: Todd Smith

COVID Companies and what they do

To celebrate recent progress in COVID-19 vaccine development, we [Biotech-Careers.org] are updating the "employers that work on COVID-19" article that we posted last April. This post also summarizes some of our 2020 progress.* In early March we began tagging companies, in the Biotech-Careers.org database, that are working on COVID-19. Initially the number of companies working on COVID-19 ... Read more

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This video is about finding links to employer job pages Biotech-Careers.org. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DUE 1800909.View the video

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By: Todd Smith

Biotech Careers - Career and Internship filters

We recently updated Biotech-Careers.org to identify biotechnology companies that have career and (or) internship pages. Almost half (over 3900) of the nearly 8000 companies in the database have one or more "Careers" pages on their websites as of today (June 9, 2020). A company's "careers" page(s) often describe a company's team, culture, and provide links to available jobs. A much ... Read more

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Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Molecular test EUAs summary
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Ending the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic requires that we have robust diagnostic tests, effective antiviral drugs, and a vaccine. The front line is testing. As learned in the last post [1] , molecular diagnostic tests are the best way to identify active ... Read more

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