Biotech-Careers Blogs

Blogs by Biotech-Careers members are below. To view additional blogs please visit the Community Blogs page.

Immunoproteosome
Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Fri May 03, 2019

In early April 2019, the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB, Settle WA) hosted its 18th annual symposium. This year's theme focused on translational biology, which is the practice of commercializing research discovery. Over the two-day symposium, the audience was informed about the latest in the research and development of new products for fighting cancer with immunotherapy and combating research to ... Read more

Submitted by Sandra Porter on Mon April 22, 2019.

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.

We just posted a new career description for plant tissue culture technicians . Plant tissue culture technicians work in companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a sterile environment. There ... Read more

Biotech Companies that work on biomedical devices
Submitted by Todd Smith on Wed February 27, 2019.

One of the great features of the Biotech-Careers.org website is its biotechnology employer database. In Biotech-Careers.org, biotechnology (biotech) employers are companies and other organizations that are engaged in life sciences research, develop drugs and products, or provide services. Biotech is thus defined broadly to capture the breadth and depth of the industry. This broad definition is also used because students ... Read more

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