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DNA model

DNA model


Biomanufacturing is a  term that refers to the production, isolation and purification of medicines made by pharmaceutical companies.  This is an exciting and expanding new field.  The Bay Area is the world’s leader in biomanufacturing.

The Biomanufacturing Program provides students with the necessary training in the basic skills of biology, biomanufacturing, chemistry and math, as well as an introduction to biomanufacturing careers to enter the workforce. Two Certificates and an Associate of Science  degree are offered in a career ladders model.  Each certificate prepares the student to work as an entry-level technician in the manufacturing component of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.  The Certificate of Profiency in Biomanufacturing (2 semesters of study) is more involved and prepares the student for a higher level than the Certificate of Proficiency in Biomanufacturing Skills (one semester of study).  The Associate of  Science in Biomanufacturing Production degree builds on the stackable certificates  and includes general education requirements as well as biomanufacturing classes.


There is a demand for workers with the skills gained in the Laney Biomanufacturing Program.  In addition, biotech companies will frequently pay for the continuing instruction of students as they progress toward bachelor’s and graduate degrees.

No prior training in biomanufacturing, biotechnology, or other scientific fields is required; however, a desire to learn new high tech skills and a commitment to hard work are important.

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