Presentation on theme: "Supporting Student Learning and a Growing Biotechnology Industry Simultaneously STEM Tech, Kansas City MO Richard Norris, Director CPLS Elizabeth Boedeker,"— Presentation transcript:
Supporting Student Learning and a Growing Biotechnology Industry Simultaneously STEM Tech, Kansas City MO Richard Norris, Director CPLS Elizabeth Boedeker, CRO Coordinator Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What are we? Research for hire – Academic institutions – Local area start up companies Additional training for our students – Internship opportunities within the CRO
What are we? Additional training for our students -Internship opportunities within the CRO -Assigned to CRO Partners Research for hire -Local area start up companies -BRDG Park -HELIX
Benefits are more one sided Of more benefit to the company Of more benefit to the college – Internal projects
Chaumette Vineyard Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Hank Johnson/Oliver Yu Biofermentation Optimization of yeast culture growth Use of facilities and equipment – Provide their own workers Advantage: company
STLCC Faculty Project Very interesting – Not well studied – Rare bleeding disorder Potentially could result in several scientific publications Development of clinical diagnostic test? Advantage: college/students
STLCC Aquaponics Project Combine fish and plant growth Health of fish of promenant importance Overlaps our BRDG Park and main campus – Fish maintenance at FV – Diagnostics at BRDG Park PCR optimization and assay Advantage: college/students
Benefits are BALANCED Company benefits College / students benefit
Several Types of CRO Partners Well-established companies – Usually small to medium – Have resources available Lab facilities Personnel
Phycal – Algae Company Provide Internships after convincing! 1 intern to start Currently 3 interns Some funding delays – Continue with projects – Minimized impact Advantage: college/students and company!
Small start-up companies – Extremely limited resources – Limited lab facilities if any – NO $$ Proof of concept Several Types of CRO Partners
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