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Establishing Testbeds for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Workforce Development in Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, and Texas

This test bed project will focus on the ability of minority-serving institutions to motivate and train the future biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce. This will be pursued by establishing proven workforce development testbeds at select institutions.
Categories
Vaccines
Talent/ Pipeline development

Industry Need

  • Minority-serving institutions would benefit from an enhanced ability to motivate and train the future biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce.   

Solution

  1. Establish and install physical testbeds at four (4) MSIs sufficient to enable hands-on biopharmaceutical manufacturing training  
  2. Update an existing testbed at Texas A&M’s National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing to allow it to introduce single use technology 
  3. Transfer, license, and conduct train-the-trainer on a successful biopharmaceutical manufacturing curriculum from Texas A&M to participating MSIs 

 

As part of this work, the team will: 

  • Foster collaboration with established training providers 
  • Share and transfer vetted and highly utilized curriculum 
  • Develop MSI subject matter expertise to enable the institutions to grow the talent pool ready for entry-level jobs in vaccine and biologics manufacturing 


Outcomes and Impacts

The participating MSIs will have increased faculty expertise in biopharmaceutical manufacturing which will directly impact students at their home institutions.

Once these testbeds are implemented at MSIs and courses are offered routinely, individuals from diverse backgrounds will be trained via these testbeds and will be ready for careers in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Project Lead

Texas A&M University System

Texas A&M University System

Participating Organizations

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

University of Delaware

University of Delaware

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana