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NOVEL APPROACHES FOR
BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING AT
COMMUNITY COLLEGES


Linda R. Rehfuss

May 6, 2007

Boston, MA

Biotechnology Education


Biotechnology programs offered since Fall
2002



3 Biotechnology programs


A.S., designed for transfer


A.A.S., career track


A.A.S. in Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology
option (4
th

semester capstone at Penn State)



5 Biotechnology
-
specific courses
developed


MCCC Biotech Students

Advanced Technology Center
(ATC)

New Lab in ATC

MCCC Biotech Program


5 Biotech
-
specific courses:


Introduction to Biotechnology

-

recombinant DNA, drug discovery process,
patents


Basic Techniques for Biotechnology

-

pH,
micropipettors, UV spec


Biotechnology Research

-

recombinant
DNA techniques, PCR, genetics


Biotechnology Manufacturing

-

GMP
regulations, QA and QC


Biotechnology Internship

-

field

experience

2+2+2 Partners


Technical High Schools:


North Montco Technical Career Center


Center for Technical Studies of Mont. Cty.


Community Colleges:


Montgomery County Community College


Bucks County Community College


Community College of Philadelphia


4 Year Colleges and Universities:


Thomas Jefferson University


Cabrini College


Penn State



Abington College


Activities


Students from Vo
-
tech schools


summer camps


Teacher training programs


Workforce Investment Board (WIB)


Education Collaborators


Kevin Lampe, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, MCCC


Christopher Harendza, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, MCCC


Evon Martins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Laura McAtee, Ph.D., Instructor of Chemistry, MCCC


Lori Dodson, Ph.D., Biotechnology Instructor, North Montco Technical
Career Center, Lansdale, PA


Rich Coletta, Biotechnology Instructor and Program Development, Center for
Technical Studies of Montgomery County, Plymouth Meeting, PA


Esther E. Biswas
-
Fiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Program Director in
Biotechnology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Sheryl L. Fuller
-
Espie, Ph.D., DIC, Associate Professor of Biology, Science
Department Chair, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA


Melanie Lenahan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Director in
Biotechnology, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ


Randy Libros, Associate Professor of Physics, Community College of
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Laura Anne Roselli, Instructor and Program Consultant for Biotechnology,
Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Industry Collaborators


Thomas Hartnett, P.E., Sr. Director of Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sourcing
Group of the Americas, Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies,
Bridgewater, NJ


Joseph P. Lingle, P.E., Director, Facilities Operations, GlaxoSmithKline, King
of Prussia, PA


Thomas B. Lavoie, Ph.D., Section Head, Protein Biochemistry, PBL
Biomedical Laboratories, Piscataway, NJ


Peter Lowry, Vice President, Operations, The Immune Response
Corporation, King of Prussia, PA


Thom Moll, Manager, Fluids Manufacturing Area, Merck and Co., Inc., West
Point, PA


Cynthia Sarnoski, Ph.D. Sr. Vice President, Global Quality Assurance, Wyeth,
Collegeville PA


Richard P. Schwartz Jr., Ph.D., President, CV Ventures, LLC, Blue Bell, PA


Dr. Carol Adukaitis, 2+2+2 WLG Program Manager, PA State System of
Higher Education, Harrisburg, PA


Life Science Career Alliance, Philadelphia, PA


Collegiate Consortium



Partnership with Rohm and
Haas


R & H Chemical company with
Healthcare division


Developed polymeric separation media


Trying to extend platform technologies


Want to use media for purification of high
molecular weight drugs


Partner with MCCC in the ATC for project

R & H

MCCC Partnership


Benefit to Company:


Polymers tested in biological systems (R & H
doesn’t have cell culture capabilities)


Extend product capability


Materials produced and tested in R & H
facilities


Trained students for internships and future
employees


R & H

MCCC Partnership


Benefit to College:


Well trained students


college paid
“internship”


ATC use


Students versed in a variety of techniques
and equipment


Students provided on
-
site training at R & H
as well in analytical techniques


Growing the reach of NBC
2


Merck
-
MCCC Partnership


Vaccine division collaboration


Aseptic awareness course


1 week for new hires; 1
-
2 day for
incumbent workers


Attributes sought: gowning, behavioral
practices, skills used in aseptic
manufacturing


ATC collaboration as well

Merck
-
MCCC Partnership


Students may participate


compliments
their didactic and in class laboratory
instruction


Extends company
-
college
-
community
reach


Provided through non
-
credit opportunities
at the College


Pilot with Merck could be extended to
other companies


Teacher Training Institute


STEM disciplines at College:
Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Engineering, Math


Grades 7
-
12 and Community College
teachers and faculty


Teachers participate in R&H and Merck
projects


help them prepare their
students

Funding for Projects offered at
the College


NSF (preliminary proposals and current
grant)


DOL


Company (R &H, Merck)


Private investors


State funds


ANYONE WITH OTHER FUNDING
IDEAS?

Where Are MCCC Interns &
Grads?

10 Critical Biomanufacturing
Jobs for NBC
2



Process Development Associate


Validation Specialist


Manufacturing Technician
-

Upstream


Manufacturing Technician
-

Downstream


Instrumentation/Calibration Technician


Chemistry QC Technician


Microbiology QC Technician


Environmental Health & Safety Technician


QA Documentation Coordinator


Facilities Technician

MCCC Contact Information

Linda Rehfuss, Ph.D.

Montgomery County Community College

340 DeKalb Pike

Blue Bell, PA 19422

lrehfuss@mc3.edu

215
-
641
-
6643

http://faculty.mc3.edu/lrehfuss/lrehfuss.htm

Kevin Lampe, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

215
-
641
-
6499

klampe@mc3.edu