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Community College of Rhode Island — Biotechnology

Other Resources

Here are some biotechnology related links that may help you better understand the possibilities available to you in this field of study. Browse through some of the websites below to find out what part of the biotechnology field interests you.

Biotechnology in Rhode Island:

Tech Collective is the technology industry association of Rhode Island. They are an Industry Partner with the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island for the Information Technology and Bioscience industries.

The Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (RI EPSCoR) builds partnerships between state government, institutions of higher education and industry to effect lasting improvements in Rhode Island’s research infrastructure and national R&D competitiveness.

Biotechnology in New England:

The New England Biotech Association is the regional policy and public affairs voice for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry.

Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative's (NBC2) mission is to coordinate local and regional efforts into a national biomanufacturing education and training system to promote, create, and sustain a qualified workforce. Their vision is to be the nationally recognized center of excellence that develops a world-class sustainable biomanufacturing workforce to improve the quality of life.

Biotechnology in America:

Council for Biotechnology Information is a non-profit 501c6 organization that communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural biotechnology and its contributions to sustainable development.

Biolink enhances and expands biotechnology education programs by providing cutting edge professional development for instructors by improving curriculum, by making use of technologies and by creating a system that promotes the sharing of information.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense...” With an annual budget of about 6.9 billion, it is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is our national center for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. To accomplish its mission, CDC identifies and defines preventable health problems and maintains active surveillance of diseases through epidemiologic and laboratory investigations and data collection, analysis, and distribution.

The Food and Drug Administration is a Government agency responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, medications/drugs, vaccines, Biopharmaceutical, medical devices, and veterinary products, cosmetics, supplements, and products that emit radiation. It also regulates tobacco products, advances public health by helping to speed product innovation, and provides accurate and science-based information to the public.

Biotechnology Industry Sites:

Biotechnology Industry Organization is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Its mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizations--both large and small.

BMC Biotechnology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the manipulation of biological macromolecules or organisms for use in experimental procedures, cellular and tissue engineering or in the pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology and allied industries.

Genetic Engineering News (GEN), the only high-frequency publication dedicated to biotech news, from bench to business, was introduced in 1981 as the first biotechnology trade publication. Now in its 28th year, GEN retains its position as the most widely read biotechnology publication around the globe.