Biomanufacturing and Medical Device Manufacturing at Ivy Tech Community College

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Dr. Sengyong Lee compares biomanufacturing and medical device manufacturing and talks about the programs for educating students in these areas at Ivy Tech Community College.

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Biomanufacturing and Medical Device Manufacturing at Ivy Tech Community College

  1. 1. Bio/Medical Device Manufacturing Training Program at Ivy Tech CC The AAAS CC Forum on 2-17-11 Sengyong Lee Ph.D. Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Indiana
  2. 2. Main Agenda <ul><li>History of the ITCC Biotechnology Program </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory Bio & Med Dev Manufacturing Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Major Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of the Biotech Program at ITCC <ul><li>Ivy Tech, the only comprehensive community college system in Indiana with more than 110,000 students in 23 campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Driven Biotech Program Development: </li></ul><ul><li>$2.5 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and Knowledge Standards for a new 2 year Degree Program </li></ul><ul><li>Start of Associate Degree Program at the Six Regional Campuses of ITCC in the Fall of 2004 with about 80 students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enrollment Growth and Graduates at ITCC <ul><li>As of Fall 2010, </li></ul><ul><li>365 Degree Seeking Students and 120 Graduates Statewide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education/Training Need for the Jobs in Biosciences Industry in Indiana? <ul><li>Growing biosciences industry in Indiana: </li></ul><ul><li>Small or Mid size CMOs (or CROs) in biopharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>and medical devices manufacturers: </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Most Common Career Opportunities in Biosciences? <ul><li>“ Assemblers” or “Manufacturing Operators”: 0-2 years of working experience High School Diploma or GED </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding GMP Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Displaced workers from other industries? </li></ul><ul><li>Retraining/education program is needed </li></ul>Career Pyramid
  7. 7. A Short Introductory Education Program <ul><li>Bio/Medical Device Manufacturing Technical certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome of collaboration among the industry, government, and community college: </li></ul><ul><li>Developed and taught by the help of industry partners </li></ul><ul><li>External grants covered student tuition </li></ul><ul><li>A three college credit course (BIOT 102) was implemented at ITCC </li></ul><ul><li>The first session started on Spring of 2007 </li></ul>
  8. 8. 48 Hours of Training: <ul><li>Biomanufacturing Medical Device Manufacturing </li></ul>Topics in Biomanufacturing Instructor Affiliation Basics of Life Science Ivy Tech Basics of Life Science Ivy Tech Overview of Biomanufacturing Bioconvergence Overview of Medical Device Manufacturing Cook Inc. QA,QC, & GXP Cook Urological Metrology Boston Scientific Aseptic/ Control Processing Baxter Biopharma Solutions Exam 1 Ivy Tech Overview of the industry Bioconvergence Biopharmaceutical Quality Cook Pharmica Biopharmaceutical Quality Cook Pharmica Upstream Process Cook Pharmica Downstream Process Cook Pharmica Process Control Cook Pharmica Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Baxter Biopharma Solutions Exam 2 Ivy Tech Topics in Medical Device Manufacturing Instructor Affiliation Basics of Life Science Ivy Tech Basics of Life Science Ivy Tech Overview of Biomanufacturing Bioconvergence Overview of Medical Device Manufacturing Cook Inc. QA,QC, & GXP Cook Urological Metrology Boston Scientific Aseptic/ Control Processing Baxter Biopharma Solutions Exam 1 Ivy Tech Overview of the industry Boston Scientific Medical Device Quality Boston Scientific Human Systems Ivy Tech Basic Print Reading Boston Scientific Metrology Boston Scientific Work Process Boston Scientific & Cook Urological Work Process Boston Scientific & Cook Urological Exam 2 Ivy Tech
  9. 9. A lot of Hands on Training <ul><ul><li>Paper airplanes (SOP & QC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EM & gowning (QC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Kool-aid (QC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper chromatography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow a batch record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metrology samples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat shrink a device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tensile testing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Major Outcomes <ul><li>27 sessions completed with 473 certificates issued </li></ul><ul><li>83% completion rate, for 473 graduates out of 571 </li></ul><ul><li>Many of graduates currently work at local companies or continue study in associate degree program </li></ul>
  11. 11. Independent External Evaluation Among Graduates: <ul><li>93% of BMTC graduates were either somewhat or very satisfied with the program. </li></ul><ul><li>84% of BMTC graduates reported that their program expectations were met. </li></ul><ul><li>47% of BMTC graduates currently employed in biotechnology industry felt the program helped them get their job or promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>93% of BMTC graduates said they would recommend the BMTC program to friend and colleagues interested in this area of work. </li></ul><ul><li>64% of BMTC graduates planned to further education beyond the BMTC program. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Independent External Evaluation Among Industry Partners: <ul><li>100% of the industry partners were either satisfied (57%) or highly satisfied (43%) with the collaborative process of the program development at Ivy Tech. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of the industry partners felt either very (38%) or somewhat (62%) satisfied that the program was a beneficial use of their time. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of the survey respondents mentioned the program graduates will either be somewhat (88%) or very much (12%) an asset to their company. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lessons Learned: <ul><li>A short introductory training for entry level manufacturing jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could explore their interests and options in the field and prepare for the jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent recruiting tool for the companies and our degree program </li></ul><ul><li>Great opportunity to solidify our relationship with a local workforce development office and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Better tracking mechanism is necessary </li></ul>
  14. 14. For Questions or Requests Contact <ul><li>Sarah Cote </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sengyong Lee </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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