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Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

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

By EA Stewart -- Wed, Mar 6 2019 -- I think cell culture can be one of the most exacting skill sets in biotechnology.  I have done it, and sometimes it went well, and sometimes it did not!  Millipore Sigma has posted some terrific (and free!) videos on their... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Mar 4 2019 -- Book review:  Bad Blood by John Carreyrou In the many years I’ve been educating future biotechnicians, most of my experiences with biotech companies have been good.  But there are... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Sat, Feb 23 2019 -- South Dakota has a lot happening this summer.  Not only can you visit Badlands National Park, or gaze at Mt. Rushmore, but if you are an undergraduate student you can find some terrific research opportunities. Undergraduate students from around the country can get real-world research experience... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Student poster presentation
By Karen Leung -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Last December (12/21/2018) City College of San Francisco held its 22nd annual Biosymposium, on the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) campus.  Over 180 individuals participated. 33 CCSF students presented posters and 40+ volunteers from academia, industry and government attended to... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Kyle Montgomery with his poster
By Ruth Wrightsman -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Two students from Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT, Skye Hatfield and Kyle Montgomery, presented their research projects at the Fall 2018 CCURI (Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative) Research Colloquium in Glendale, AZ.  The FVCC students’ projects focused... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Swabbing phones' microbiomes
By Todd Smith -- Fri, Jan 4 2019 -- At this year's ABRF (Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) annual meeting (March 23-26, 2019) Bio-Link is hosting session entitled "Community colleges: the new frontier for advanced biotechnology education and laboratory services." The goal of this session is to introduce ABRF members to Bio-Link and introduce Bio-Link members to ABRF because both groups have so many common goals that include biotech education, contract services, and technology interests.  Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Thu, Jan 3 2019 -- Math--how to teach it, how to use it, who needs it, and how to keep it from being a barrier between students and jobs.  These are all topics of discussion at the Needed Math, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Funded Conference.  This conference, held from January 12-... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Daiyuan Zhang -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Amrita Madabushi -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the 10th Community College (CC) Day on November 19, 2018. This provided community college students and faculty in Maryland and Virginia an excellent opportunity to visit the NIH campus and learn about careers and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Sat, Dec 1 2018 -- How cool is this?  Des Moines Area Community College Biotechnology program graduate Lyndsay Baker's experiment will be sent to the International Space Station for research. Lyndsay hopes that the algae... Read the full Bio-Link 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 -- ... 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].... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Biotech Careers web site
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
By Anonymous -- Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:23 -- Overview of the Immuno-Bioinformatics CourseIn recent posts, I... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:26 -- Lately I’ve been thinking about immunology, and not just because it is flu season, it is because Digital World Biology (DWB) is collaborating with Shoreline Community College to design a five-week bioinformatics course that will be component of their one year immuno-biotechnology certificate (1... Read the full Biotech Careers blog