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Biotechnology Presentation to be Held at MiraCosta College

Oceanside CA– The MiraCosta College Biotechnology Program will host the first event of its year long speaker series on Friday, November 7, 12:15 p.m. in Room 3601 at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. This year marks the 6th anniversary of this speaker series.

The November 7 presentation is titled, Gene Therapy: From the Lab Bench to the Clinic and Beyond, and will be presented by Wolf Klump, senior manager of technical services at SAFC Carlsbad. Dr. Klump, an industry veteran of 22 years, will talk about gene therapy and its current status worldwide, and how SAFC Carlsbad works to actively produce these therapies.

MiraCosta College biotechnology instructors Mike Fino and Gail Baughman will host the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

MiraCosta College’s Biotechnology Program has been designed by working scientists and biotechnology companies to give students the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to gain employment in the biotechnology field. The program is designed for students who want to obtain biotechnology certificates, earn an associate in arts degree, and/or prepare to transfer to a four-year institution. Courses are also of interest to current workers in the field of biotechnology who wish to upgrade or expand their skills.

For additional information about MiraCosta College’s Biotechnology Program or the Biotechnology Speaker Series, contact Mike Fino at mfino@miracosta.edu or call 760.757.2121, x6499.

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