NSF Site Visit - Northeast Biomanufacturing Collaborative


Feb 20, 2013 (5 years and 4 months ago)


Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, PA

Pharmaceutical Hub


NVC meeting

February 8, 2008

QC Biochemistry

QC Microbiology

New Advanced Technology Center

Open Date: Fall 2007

Square Footage: 62,000


sq. ft. lab and separate tissue culture

2nd biotech lab available

looking for
incubator partnership

Diagram of New Advanced
Technology Center


Education Collaborators

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

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

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)


Cabrini College

Thomas Jefferson

Penn State University,

West Chester
University (to be
completed 2008)

Industry and Government

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


Awareness & Recruitment Focus


Outreach to Elementary through High Schools


Increase awareness of Biotech.


Increase enrollment in our program


Advertising blitz


Sponsor Summer Science Camps


Take biotech. to classrooms


Dissemination of donated supplies & equip.

New collaboration with LSCA Phila.


Dissemination of NBC2 curriculum


Directing High School science teachers to NBC2



New collaboration with LSCA Phila.


Esoteric training modules in cell culture &

aseptic techniques


New NSF ATE submission for Educator Training


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


based essential lab skills first half of



Team, project
based second half

Q & A Session

Questions ?