Ventura College
Funded by the EWD of the California Community Colleges
 SCRC regional
community colleges
 K12 educational
institutions
 Neighboring biotech
companies
 Enrolled students
 In...
 The use, creation, or manipulation of living
organisms to make or improve industrial,
agricultural, and medical products...
 CLASSIC EXAMPLE-BAKING BREAD
The living organism “yeast” feeds off of the
other ingredients in the bread such as sugar
a...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 CURRENT EXAMPLE-ALTERNATIVE FUEL
Companies are using yeast as “factories” to
produce products of interest.The yeast can
...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 CLASSIC EXAMPLE-LADYBUGS
Ladybugs have been used for years as a
natural pesticide in the garden. These little
creatures ...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 CURRENT EXAMPLE-INTERNAL PESTICIDES
Corn crops that are resistant to pests from
the inside out. Their DNA has been modif...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 CLASSIC EXAMPLE-TETANUSVACCINE
This common childhood vaccine has been in
use since the early 1940’s. Tetanus bacteria
pr...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 CURRENT EXAMPLE-PHARMACEUTICALS
Companies can modify bacteria to produce
products of interest. Rather than making
medici...
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
DNA  RNA  Protein
It’s a little like the relationship
Seed Tree  Fruit
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
 Isolate and analyze DNA
 Manipulate DNA
 Inserting DNA into bacteria or other cells
 Growing cells
 Harvesting or is...
 ResearchAssociate
 LabTechnician
 ManufacturingOperator
 Systems Analyst
 Regulatory Affairs Specialist
 ClinicalTr...
VCEDA
Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
Tricia Fausset
Director
Central Coast Biotechnology Center
Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
805.648.89...
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  1. 1. Ventura College Funded by the EWD of the California Community Colleges
  2. 2.  SCRC regional community colleges  K12 educational institutions  Neighboring biotech companies  Enrolled students  Instructors  Incumbent workers  Displaced workers  Community organizations “To provide training and educational support in biotechnology with the goal of facilitating employment of individuals in biotechnology related fields.” Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  3. 3.  The use, creation, or manipulation of living organisms to make or improve industrial, agricultural, and medical products and to solve problems. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  4. 4.  CLASSIC EXAMPLE-BAKING BREAD The living organism “yeast” feeds off of the other ingredients in the bread such as sugar and flour. As the yeast grows, it gives off a gas (carbon dioxide) and this gas is trapped within the “walls” of the dough. So, the dough expands upward and outward - it rises! Baking the bread inactivates the yeast but leaves behind the bread. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  5. 5. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  6. 6.  CURRENT EXAMPLE-ALTERNATIVE FUEL Companies are using yeast as “factories” to produce products of interest.The yeast can be fed particular components so that the “waste” they produce can be purified. An example of this “waste” is a particular compound found in sugarcane that may be an alternative fuel to gasoline. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  7. 7. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  8. 8.  CLASSIC EXAMPLE-LADYBUGS Ladybugs have been used for years as a natural pesticide in the garden. These little creatures feed on annoying aphids in the garden and eliminate the need for chemical spraying of plants and flowers. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  9. 9. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  10. 10.  CURRENT EXAMPLE-INTERNAL PESTICIDES Corn crops that are resistant to pests from the inside out. Their DNA has been modified so that it contains information that, when expressed, makes the corn unpleasant to certain insects. These insects then leave the crop alone. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  11. 11. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  12. 12.  CLASSIC EXAMPLE-TETANUSVACCINE This common childhood vaccine has been in use since the early 1940’s. Tetanus bacteria produce a toxin that can be isolated from the bacteria and then heat-inactivated. The toxin is then injected into humans where an immune response results in protection against the toxin. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  13. 13. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  14. 14.  CURRENT EXAMPLE-PHARMACEUTICALS Companies can modify bacteria to produce products of interest. Rather than making medicines in a chemical lab, these living organisms release the desired compounds during growth. The pharmaceutical company can isolate and purify the products and use them just as if they were synthsized in the laboratory. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  15. 15. Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  16. 16. DNA  RNA  Protein It’s a little like the relationship Seed Tree  Fruit Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  17. 17.  Isolate and analyze DNA  Manipulate DNA  Inserting DNA into bacteria or other cells  Growing cells  Harvesting or isolating protein from cell fluid  Purifying the manufactured product  Regulatory documentation of all processes  Clinical trial monitoring Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  18. 18.  ResearchAssociate  LabTechnician  ManufacturingOperator  Systems Analyst  Regulatory Affairs Specialist  ClinicalTrials Monitor  Computational Biology Specialist Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  19. 19. VCEDA Tricia Fausset 4/24/09
  20. 20. Tricia Fausset Director Central Coast Biotechnology Center Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA 93003 805.648.8977 (Phone); 805.648.8988 (Fax) pfausset@vcccd.edu www.ccbcweb.net

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