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Series looks at stem-cell research

OCEANSIDE — The Biotechnology Program will be hosting the first event of its yearlong speaker series at noon Nov. 15, in Room 3601 at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive.“Product Development of Enabling Technologies in Stem Cell Research” will be presented by Nick Asbrock, product manager in stem cell and cell biology, at the Temecula company EMD Millipore, which develops tools and technologies used in research, development, and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies. This presentation will describe the development and launch of a key new product that will be used in high-level stem cell research.

MiraCosta College students in attendance will learn how they can apply to be a part of a yearlong, full-time, paid internship in stem cell research. This is the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program and MiraCosta College has placed 21 students in these positions since 2009.

MiraCosta College biotechnology instructors Mike Fino and Gail Baughman will host the event. The speaker series is sponsored by the MiraCosta College ISPE Student Chapter.

For additional information about MiraCosta College’s Biotechnology Program or the Biotechnology Speaker Series, contact Fino at (760) 757-2121 ext. 6499 or or