NSF Site Visit - Northeast Biomanufacturing Collaborative

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Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, PA


Pharmaceutical Hub

NBC
2

NVC meeting

February 8, 2008

QC Biochemistry

QC Microbiology

New Advanced Technology Center


Open Date: Fall 2007


Square Footage: 62,000


Biotechnology/biomanufacturing
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1,000
sq. ft. lab and separate tissue culture
suite


2nd biotech lab available
-

looking for
incubator partnership


Diagram of New Advanced
Technology Center

ATC FLOOR PLAN

Education Collaborators


Christopher Harendza, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, MCCC, Blue Bell, PA


Evon Martins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MCCC, Blue Bell,
PA


Laura McAtee, Ph.D., Instructor of Chemistry, MCCC, Blue Bell, PA


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


Scott Manz, Biotechnology Instructor, Central Montco Technical High
School, 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., Instructor 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


Kathy Webb, Dept. of Science and Technology, Bucks County Community
College, Newtown, PA



Stephen Ziminski, Ph.D., Program Directot in Pharmaceutical Product
Development, West Chester University, West Chester, PA




Education Partnerships


Dual Credit



Central Montco
Technical High School


(Biotechnology 120)



North Montco
Technical High School


(Biotechnology 120


Biotechnology 123)


Articulation



Cabrini College


Thomas Jefferson
University


Penn State University,
Abington


West Chester
University (to be
completed 2008)



Industry and Government
Collaborators


Thomas Hartnett, P.E., Sr. Director, J&J McNeil, Ft. Washington, PA


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,Orchestra Therapeutics, King of Prussia, PA


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


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


Ron Leonard and Darlene Henry, US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and
Training, Philadelphia, PA


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


Joseph Welsh, Executive Director, Collegiate Consortium, Philadelphia, PA


PA Biotechnology Association, Malvern, PA



Frank Hollinger, ,Merck & Co., West Point, PA


Ronald Hudcosky, ,Merck & Co., West Point, PA


Jason Krentz, , Tengion, East Norriton, PA


Brian Shingle, ,Centocor, Spring Hill, PA




Recent HUB Activities


Linda Rehfuss, Hub Director, presented Novel
Approaches to Biotechnology Training at
CommunityColleges at a session at BIO in
Boston, May 2007



Linda Rehfuss and Thomas Burkett, Mid
-
Atlantic Hub Director, chaired a
Biomanufacturing session at the American
Chemical Society’s Mid
-
Atlantic Regional
Meeting, May 2007

Recent HUB Activities


Teachers’ Biomanufacturing Workshop hosted
by MCCC, field
-
testing PCR mycoplasma
testing, air particle counting, air sampling for
bacteria, and bacterial identification by API
system SOP’s for QC Microbiology curriculum,
June 2007



QC Toolbox Workshop presented by Hub at
BIOMAN using materials developed for QC
Microbiology curriculum, July 2007




Upcoming Event


Bioman 2008


Montgomery County Community College


Blue Bell, PA



July 13th to July 17th, 2008






Other…

Awareness & Recruitment Focus




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Outreach to Elementary through High Schools


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Increase awareness of Biotech.


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Increase enrollment in our program




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Advertising blitz


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Sponsor Summer Science Camps


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Take biotech. to classrooms


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Dissemination of donated supplies & equip.






New collaboration with LSCA Phila.

Other…

Dissemination of NBC2 curriculum



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Directing High School science teachers to NBC2


curriculum



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New collaboration with LSCA Phila.


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Esoteric training modules in cell culture &



aseptic techniques



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New NSF ATE submission for Educator Training

Other…

Transitioning structure of skill
-
based
biotech. courses (BIT 123 & 220)…



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Unit
-
based essential lab skills first half of


semester…



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Team, project
-
based second half

Q & A Session

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