New careers

Biotechnology is being used in new ways in an expanding number of new industries. These articles discuss new kinds of careers and the new kinds of industries using biotech.

By: Sandra Porter

algae experiments

Biotech companies use a variety of cell types when it comes to manufacturing proteins and other chemicals. Yeast were the first microbes to be employed for manufacturing desirable products. In the 1940's, industrial microbiologists started using bacteria like Streptomyces as factories to make antibiotics . Later , when techniques for cloning DNA and creating monoclonal antibodies were invented, the types ... Read more

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By: Sandra Porter

Plant tissue culture is used by many companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a disease-free environment. Technicians who work in this area use many biotechnology skills.

If we look at the career description for plant tissue culture technicians , we can see they work in companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a sterile environment. There ... Read more

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By: Todd Smith

Automated pipetting

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

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By: Sandra Porter

The Food Safety Studio provides food manufacturers with new options for food safety testing and training. Read more

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By: Nikolas James

Geneticist Inc. is working in collaboration with Biotech Careers to give people new to the field of biotech an understanding of what it’s like to work at a biorepository. Geneticist is a biobank of human tissue samples , a facility that stores diseased and regular tissue samples and data to be distributed, upon request, to various laboratories, pharmaceuticals, ... Read more

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What kinds of jobs are available for cell culture technicians?  What new opportunities involve stem cells?  Learn about more about cell culture careers in this video from Madison Area Technical College.View the video

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