Image: Scenes from around campus

Posts Tagged biomanufacturing

Laney College Biomanufacturing Students Help Local Company Accelerate Process Development

13 May 2016

LaneyBioManufacturing

With the San Francisco-based Ardra Bio, Inc., continuing the development and scale-up of bio-based 1,3-butanediol, students from the Biomanufacturing Program at Laney College, Oakland, are helping to accelerate the process. The students are developing the skill sets required in biotechnology industry, working under the guidance of Dr. Jonas Muller, Chief Scientific Officer at Ardra. The collaborative effort was initiated by Douglas Bruce (Instructor, Biomanufacturing), who believes that hands-on experience is invaluable in preparing students for the industry and, thus, reached out to IndieBio for potential opportunities for his students.

Ardra is a bio-based specialty chemicals company incubated at IndieBio, San Francisco, and is currently developing a fermentation-based process for production of the specialty chemical 1,3-butanediol (commonly known as butylene glycol).

Working with Ardra provides the Laney College students exposure to the biotech start-up environment, and gives them an opportunity to test the skills learnt through the biomanufacturing program. Students are helping Ardra with various activities including fermentation runs, sample analysis, and also research activities towards new product discovery.

“I am very proud of the development of our biomanufacturing program, and the exciting opportunities for our students to collaborate with industry professionals at the same time as they are continuing their studies at Laney College,” said Dr. Leslie Blackie, Biomanufacturing Program Director. “Our program is a career technical education program, emphasizing hands- on skills and placement in the workforce. I am also really excited about the expanding directions our instructor, Doug Bruce, is taking the program, with the new partnerships between biotech startup companies and the students at Laney College,” added Dr. Blackie.

This exciting collaboration between Laney College and one of Indie Bio’s startup companies is allowing biomanufacturing students to get real world experience in cutting-edge science. Laney College students are working along side scientists and getting additional hands-on time with the bioreactors and analytical equipment. Two of the students working with Ardra have already accepted job offers at biotech companies, and the training they received in the biomanufacturing program gave them a huge leg up in the job interview process.

Photo Credit: Jonas Muller, Ardra. From left: Rowland Morey (student), Douglas Bruce (instructor), Gizem Efe (student), and Ryan Schumacher (student).

Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Peralta News – Biomanufacturing at Laney College

31 March 2014

Robert Tracy II & Lindsay Planell talks with PeraltaTV about their positive experiences with the Biomanufacturing courses at Laney College.

Biomanufacturing is a term that refers to the production, isolation and purification of medicines made by pharmaceutical companies. This is an exciting and expanding new field.

The Biomanufacturing Program provides students with the necessary training in the basic skills of biology, biomanufacturing, chemistry and math, as well as an introduction to biomanufacturing careers to enter the workforce.

The Bay Area is the world’s leader in biomanufacturing.

Filed under: Academic Excellence, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: , ,

Laney College to Showcase Training Opportunities at Career and Technical, April 27

10 April 2013

Laney CollegeIn an effort to raise awareness of the many training opportunities available to community members who are looking for a job, want to find a new career or update their skills, or will soon graduate from high school, Laney College will present its Career and Technical Expo 2013 on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than a dozen hands-on demonstrations of Laney’s many programs will be presented onsite, including machine technology, welding, biomanufacturing, green jobs training, architecture and engineering, carpentry, photography, and cosmetology. Attendees will have a chance to talk to instructors about their programs and to meet with college staff about registration and financial aid. In addition, Laney’s business partners from local industry will be available to talk about job opportunities. All participants will be treated to a complimentary lunch.

Through this event, Laney CTE hopes to show the community the many excellent programs offered that can lead to in-demand occupations and to show employers where they can send their workers to upgrade their skills. There is a high demand for skilled workers in many occupations, and Laney is one of the best programs in the region to find that training.

The event will be held on the Laney Campus, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, in and around Building G.

Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Laney College to Showcase Training Opportunities at Career and Technical Expo April 28, 2012

12 April 2012. 1 comment

In an effort to raise awareness of the many training opportunities available to community members who are looking for a job, want to find a new career or update their skills, or will soon graduate from high school, Laney College will present its Career and Technical Expo 2012 on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its Oakland campus, located at 900 Fallon Street, in and around Building G.

More than a dozen hands-on demonstrations of Laney’s many programs will be presented onsite, including machine technology, welding, biomanufacturing, green jobs training, architecture and engineering, carpentry, photography, and cosmetology. Attendees will have a chance to talk to instructors about their programs and to meet with college staff about registration and financial aid. In addition, Laney’s business partners from local industry will be available to talk about job opportunities. All participants will be treated to a complimentary lunch.

“Through this event, we hope to show the community the many excellent programs we offer that can lead to in-demand occupations and to show employers where they can send their workers to upgrade their skills,” says Louis Quindlen, department chair of machine technology and coordinator of the event. “There is a high demand for skilled workers in many occupations, and Laney is one of the best programs in the region to find that training.”

Filed under: Laney College, Press Release. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

  • Peralta Colleges

    Friday 24 May 2019
    Powered by Wordpress

  • Peralta Community College District is comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. Together they provide northern Alameda County a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.
  • Peralta Colleges on Facebook Peralta Colleges on Twitter Peralta Colleges on YouTube Peralta Colleges on Instagram Peralta Colleges on Linkedin

  •