Phenomix Interns and the Startup Perspective

Phenomix Interns and the Startup Perspective

(Iris Kim (intern), Scottie Deming (intern) and Ross Higgins (COO).) “The mapping of the human genome has irreversibly changed the direction of healthcare,” said COO Ross Higgins. His startup, Phenomix Sciences, develops precision medical solutions for obesity, a...
Interning with ISurTec: The Path to Workforce Security

Interning with ISurTec: The Path to Workforce Security

In August of 2019, the SciTech team was joined by DEED Commissioner Steve Grove and Employment and Training Coordinator Larry Eisenstadt at a site visit with one of SciTech’s employer companies, Innovative Surface Technologies (ISurTec). ISurTec was just wrapping up...
Wading Toward the Future with Fortin Consulting Inc.

Wading Toward the Future with Fortin Consulting Inc.

(Intern Lindsey Wood poses with invasive lake weeds.) For the last five years, Fortin Consulting has been monitoring a wetland in Chisholm, Minnesota. It’s just north of Hibbing on 169, and a bit of a haul for this Hamel-based environmental consulting firm. It’s also...
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?...
Biomedical Internship Creates Openings for Opportunity

Biomedical Internship Creates Openings for Opportunity

(SciTech Intern Jennifer Chmura and Manufacturing Supervisor and Biomedical Engineer Daniel Hoban)A stent, for those who don’t know, is a tube that is cut in a way that allows it to expand within an artery or other parts of the body. Simply put, they’re used to open...
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