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SCF's Department of Natural Sciences will hold a Biotechnology Open House 4-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at SCF Bradenton, Building 26, Room 220. Students interested in biotechnology can tour the lab, meet the professors and talk with students enrolled in biotech. For more information, call Kathy Doran at 941-752-5341 or email

When: 08/26/2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: SCF Bradenton
5840 26th St. West
Building 26, Room 220
Bradenton, Florida  34207
United States
Contact: Kathy Doran

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SCF Biotechnology Open House set for Aug. 26

(Bradenton, Fla., July 22, 2015) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Biotechnology Program will host an Open House 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 26, Room 220.

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the biotechnology laboratory where SCF professors train students in advanced molecular biology techniques used in both research and industrial environments.


Faculty members and current students will be available to answer questions about the profession, the SCF Biotechnology Program, career opportunities and work settings. SCF industry partners and suppliers also have been invited to answer questions about the field of biotechnology.


SCF's Biotechnology Program is designed to prepare students for employment as technicians who work in a laboratory or industrial setting. Students who are considering science, nursing or other health-related fields also may benefit from many aspects of the program and are encouraged to attend the open house.


Biotechnology encompasses a variety of fields and industries such as the development of new drugs and medications, detection of diseases, bio-remediation of pollutants and industrial wastes, forensics, food safety, synthetic biology, clinical testing, biomedical device development and manufacturing, genomics and proteomics, and basic research at the academic, industrial and government levels.


All of SCF’s biotechnology graduates have successfully landed jobs in the field after gaining valuable on-the-job experience during internships with local biotechnology companies, which include SCF’s industry partners. Partners are Enzymedica Inc., Lakewood-Amedex, Inc., Hydrogel Vision, Osprey Biotechnics, Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc., Cambryn Biologics LLC and more.


Potential workplace environments for graduates include laboratories specializing in the production of new medicines, environmental quality control, forensics, alternative fuels, bio-manufacturing, biomedical device and manufacturing development, food safety, and industry, academic and government research.


To view a video featuring SCF's A.S. in Biotechnology Degree Program, visit For more information, contact at 941-752-5341 or email Kathy Doran at

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