SilkTech: Building a Talent Pipeline as Strong as Silk

SilkTech: Building a Talent Pipeline as Strong as Silk

By 2013, silk had already become the hot biomaterial. With established success from its applications in tissue engineering, the founding partners at SilkTech Biopharmaceuticals decided to investigate new therapeutic opportunities for solubilized silk proteins.Why?...
Interns Absorb Industry Skills Through Web Development

Interns Absorb Industry Skills Through Web Development

The Yucca plant contains an edible surfactant (a wetting agent) that naturally helps increase the moisture in grains such as cattle feed and grass. SarTec, an Anoka-based manufacturer, has based the core of its business around the research, development and production...
Synthesizing with Sasya: an Internship on the Molecular Level

Synthesizing with Sasya: an Internship on the Molecular Level

Sam Brancazio is a biological science major about to graduate from Macalister College. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he spent part of his final spring semester working as a molecular biology intern for Sasya LLC., a St. Paul-based sustainable solutions...
The Joy of Data: An Internship with StemoniX

The Joy of Data: An Internship with StemoniX

(Left to right: Nishitha Paidimukkala, intern, and Matt Peris, vice president of manufacturing at StemoniX) In an effort to revolutionize stem cell-based research, StemoniX is hard at work providing stem cell solutions for drug development and discovery. Between its...
Internship spotlight: Clarus Medical & Laser Peripherals

Internship spotlight: Clarus Medical & Laser Peripherals

About the companies: Clarus Medical and Laser Peripherals: two Plymouth- based medical device manufactures under the same roof. Apart from their shared office and lab space, there are a few other things these two companies have in common. To start, they both produce...
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