Biotech-Careers Blogs

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Growth of NAR BioDBs
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Jan 23, 2019
NAR databases since 1996. 2019 values are highlighted in red. NAR Database List

I always look forward to the Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) database issue . It's a great way to learn what people are interested in and learn something new. Its also fun to count the number of databases, because each way they're counted, a ... Read more

Automated pipetting
Submitted by Todd Smith on Thu January 03, 2019.

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 ... Read more

Immunoprofiling sample preparation
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Dec 05, 2018

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 purpose because receptor diversity can be quickly and cost-effectively measured with the added benefit that individual receptors can be quantified.

AR diversity is a ... Read more

Computer screen

By Jen Starr. Jen Starr is part of the community team at Next Day PC. Jen enjoys staying on top of the latest tech trends and sharing how new tech can positively impact people’s lives.

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 more

Immunoprofiling steps of the general workflow
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Nov 07, 2018
Growth of publications[1]. Key points in technology and company development are indicated.

Immunoprofiling, the quantitative measurement of antigen receptors (ARs; antibodies or T-cell receptors) in a sample, is a hot topic in biotechnology. In basic research, immunoprofiling is used to assess the diversity of antigen receptors (ARs: antibodies and T-Cell receptors) and how this diversity changes in ... Read more

Biotech Careers web site

SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC ( https://dwbio.com ), a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education Program to advance Biotech-Careers.org and Bio-Link.org capabilities (award DUE 1764225). “Both websites have been invaluable resources for the biotechnology education community. Together, they’ve served nearly three million ... Read more

Infographic: BCRs vs TCRs
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Tue Jul 10, 2018

Scientists, and science editors love acronyms. While they can be obfuscating, they help reduce cumbersome language.

For many years the term antibody was commonly abbreviated as Ab (Ig and others too). As high-throughput DNA sequencing has become a standard way to measure antibody and T cell receptor profiles it has also become common to compare these ... Read more

Immuno-Bioinformatics Infographic
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed May 30, 2018
Overview of the Immuno-Bioinformatics Course

In recent posts, I discussed container technology with an emphasis on Docker and Singularity . The motivation being that Digital World Biology is designing an immuno-bioinformatics class that will be taught at Shoreline Community College (Shoreline). This class will be part of Shoreline’s immuno-biotechnology certificate [1] that is currently under ... Read more

MHC-I with antigen from Molecule World
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Tue Jan 30, 2018

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).

An aspect of the course will cover the ways in which industry studies and utilizes ... Read more

By Karyn Mullins, President at MedReps, a job board which gives members access to the most sought after medical sales jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs on the Web. Connect with Karyn on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

You’ve likely considered a career path in bioengineering. Or maybe agricultural biotechnology is still on the list of possibilities. Or the path of genomics has caught your attention. But, there is one more career path to consider -- biotech sales.

Biotech sales is a lucrative and rewarding field for many reasons. Of course, there’s the money. The average total ... Read more