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Presentation by Dr. Andreas Walz at Southern California Biotechnology Conference

Presentation by Dr. Andreas Walz at Southern California Biotechnology Conference

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  • 1. Hosting professional masters interns - lessons learned Andreas Walz Ophidion, Inc. Ophidion Inc
  • 2. Who is Ophidion?• Founded in 2008• Small startup biotechnology company• Developing cognitive enhancing therapeutics• We employ four full-time employees• Were not VC funded• Weve hosted ten interns in the past We ve three years
  • 3. Small vs medium vs large biotech• Compare and contrast – Small is dynamic and less structured
  • 4. Small vs medium vs large biotech• Compare and contrast – Small is dynamic and less structured – Small is less safe and less funded
  • 5. Small vs medium vs large biotech• Compare and contrast – Small is dynamic and less structured – Small is less safe and less funded – S ll has greater access but is less Small h b i l diverse
  • 6. Small vs medium vs large biotech• Compare and contrast – Small is dynamic and less structured – Small is less safe and less funded – S ll has greater access but is less Small h b i l diverse• There are more small companies than large ones g
  • 7. Types of internships at Ophidion• Technical interns
  • 8. Types of internships at Ophidion• Technical interns• Business interns
  • 9. Types of internships at Ophidion• Technical interns• Business interns• What determines the need for an intern?
  • 10. Types of internships at Ophidion• Technical interns• Business interns• What determines the need for an intern?• How do we find interns?
  • 11. Types of internships at Ophidion• Masters - Program in Applied Biotechnology Studies ( gy (PABS) )
  • 12. Types of internships at Ophidion• Masters - Program in Applied Biotechnology Studies ( gy (PABS) )• College - Pasadena Community College (PCC)
  • 13. Types of internships at Ophidion• Masters - Program in Applied Biotechnology Studies ( gy (PABS) )• College - Pasadena Community College (PCC)• University - California Institute of Technology Technolog (Caltech)
  • 14. Types of internships at Ophidion• Masters - Program in Applied Biotechnology Studies ( gy (PABS) )• College - Pasadena Community College (PCC)• University - California Institute of Technology Technolog (Caltech)• High school - Polytechnic
  • 15. What makes a good intern?• Basic skills – Lab skills – Computer skills –CCommunication skills i i kill• Ability to adjust y j• Open mindedness• Maturity
  • 16. What do interns get out of their experience?• Exposure to real world science• Critical industry experience• Enables decision making• Recommendation letter d i l• Connections
  • 17. Lessons learned• Investment vs benefit• Love to teach• Impact of intern on rest of group• To pay or not to pay??• Have specific deliverables p
  • 18. Questions and Comments

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