BPSA donation to advance education in
Published Dec. 2, 2015
In 2015, the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) established the Jerold Martin Legacy Scholarship Fund to support the education and training of a workforce skilled in single-use technologies, which are growing rapidly in the biomanufacturing industry. As part of its initial awards, BPSA has donated $2,500 to sponsor a student internship at BTEC. The intern will develop lab activities for courses focused on single-use bioreactors used in the production of therapeutic proteins and vaccines. BPSA hopes that this intensive exposure will encourage more students to pursue careers that utilize single-use technologies for biomanufacturing. The scholarship honors retired BPSA Chairman Emeritus Jerry Martin.
The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) was formed in 2005 as an industry-led corporate member trade association dedicated to encouraging and accelerating the adoption of single-use manufacturing technologies used in the production of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. BPSA facilitates education, sharing of best practices, development of consensus guides, and business-to-business networking opportunities among its member company employees.
For more information, see the BPSA website.