Article and Photo courtesy of ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL St. Francis High School (SFHS) congratulates junior Kyle Lewin ’21 for being recognized by the LA County Board of Supervisors for his excellent work as a Bio-Flex Intern! Kyle and a group of fellow apprentices were honored for their participation in the Bio-Flex bioscience development program. In addition, Kyle was awarded a paid biotech internship at the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator this summer as acknowledgement for his ambition and volunteerism in coordination with our biotechnology education partners at the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE). SFHS Biology students are introduced to biotech skills used to research and create pharmaceuticals, like insulin, through the ABE curriculum. The Bio-Flex apprentice initiative aims to create a ...
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PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator (PBC), a high tech incubator for early stage start-ups and a regional workforce development magnet for scientists seeking wet lab competency, announced the election of Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., the current Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College to its Board of Directors.  “We are very pleased to have Dr. Endrijonas on our team and believe she will provide wise counsel to the board and to management”, said PBC Chairman and former Pasadena mayor Bill Bogaard. Bud Bishop, PBC President, remarked “We are grateful that she has accepted this responsibility and believe she will be a valuable contributor to our future. Very importantly, she will strengthen our relationship with Pasadena City College.” Dr. Endrijonas has a strong ...
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The long road to building Pasadena into a biotech hub started with an academics predisposition and a brick building on Foothill Boulevard The Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator was the first such facility in Los Angeles. It has grown and now is internationally known. Healthcare and biotech companies are taking hold in Pasadena as the city doubles down on its educational and workforce assets to boost economic development. With Caltech and Pasadena City College, there are local science resources and the City of Pasadena and County of Los Angeles want to develop economic growth. But history shows most innovation starts off small, and with nurturing and investment, can yield tremendous results. The Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator has been an essential component ...
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On May 31, 2019, the tenants participated in portable fire extinguisher training. They learned the A-B-Cs of portable fire extinguishers and had an opportunity to extinguish actual fires under controlled conditions ...
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PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Privately held InvVax, Inc. (Pasadena, CA), in collaboration with Trudeau Institute Contract Research Organization and Hong Kong University, announced that it has demonstrated preclinical success for its universal flu vaccine candidate. Arguably the most formidable characteristic of the influenza virus is its ability to rapidly mutate, owing to a high error rate of the enzymes which make copies of its genome. This leads to the generation of hundreds of circulating strains, and the constant shifting of those strains. Each year the World Health Organization predicts the most dominant circulating strains for inclusion in the next annual flu vaccine, but often those predictions are erroneous, causing the ineffectiveness of the vaccine. The constant genetic movement of the virus ...
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