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Life Sciences Courses

San Diego's biotechnology pharmaceutical industries are exciting and dynamic growth sectors in the California economy. With this expansion comes ongoing challenges and the need for innovation.

UC San Diego Extension offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education needs of the life sciences community, support high-level skills development for industry professionals and career transition for those interested in entering the biotechnology field.

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Mammalian Cell Culture Technology Workshop
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June 3-5
Developed in partnership with UC San Diego’s Center for Continuing Education in Biosciences (CCE|BIO),this 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the performance of mammalian cell culture operations throughout the product and process life cycle from process development to full scale manufacturing under Good Manufacturing Practices.

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  • Industrial Stormwater Compliance Workshop
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    This intensive two-day workshop will provide comprehensive training on California’s reissued Industrial Storm Water Permit, which will impose significant regulations on as many as 130,000 California businesses. Gain an in-depth understanding of how the Permit applies to you and how to achieve and maintain compliance at your facility.
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    Microbial Fermentation Workshop
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    Don't miss this 3-day workshop designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor operations for microbial fermentations and equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to optimize your processes. Explore bioprocess simulation, economics and modern techniques used in applying process analytical technology in manufacturing.
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    Output Delivery System & Data Visualization (SAS)
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    Starts April 13
    Numerous examples will be presented to command mastery of ODS capabilities while providing a better understanding of the statements, parameters and options to deliver desired output.
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    Explore the Biofuels Industry
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    A 2014 analysis conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments’ economic bureau, reports the estimated economic impact of algae biotechnology research & manufacturing is approximately 1,020 jobs, $80 million dollars in wages, and over $175 million of economic output to the San Diego regional economy annually. Explore courses in this dynamic area.
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    Biotechnology Project Management
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    Specialized Certificate
    The biotech industry has a distinct set of requirements for the project manager. The complex environment poses unique challenges. The Biotechnology Project Management Certificate is a joint program, developed in partnership with University of Washington Extension, giving you the practical, hands-on experience necessary to succeed. Next program begins in September 2015!
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