Biotech Drug Innovation
The biotechnology industry is making rapid progress in producing biological products from live cells with applications ranging from life-enhancing drugs to environmental waste removal. Biogen Idec, one of the world’s oldest and largest biotechnology companies, has been at the forefront of the exciting world of biopharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing. Ronda Bullock will partner with Biogen Idec mentors to develop cutting-edge curriculum featuring hands-on exercises that will better equip students to understand the biological, engineering and quality aspects of cellular production of biological molecules and evaluate the implications of these new processes in drug manufacturing. Students will be introduced to manufacturing processes for improving effective drugs. Mentors from Biogen Idec will work with Ms. Bullock to develop a curriculum unit tailored to the her interests and classroom needs.
Hillside High School
Durham Public Schools
Dr. Kimberly Buczynski, Michael McBrierty, Biogen Idec; Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, NC Biotechnology Center