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San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on Center for Biotechnology at Generation Park Campus

PASADENA, TX — San Jacinto College, exclusive provider of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) for the southern part of the United States, is making major strides in the biotechnology field.

The college broke ground on a new Center for Biotechnology at the Generation Park Campus. This facility, which is being built in collaboration with McCord Development, Inc., will provide comprehensive, hands-on training with realistic good manufacturing practices (GMP) simulated environments.

The center will offer an Associate of Applied Science in biomanufacturing technology, and shorter credentials for post-graduates, to meet workforce needs. The facility's resources and immersive training environments will ensure that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge essential for success in the dynamic biopharmaceutical industry.

“The center and the overall components of the biotechnology program will play a vital role in meeting the growing demand for skilled professionals in the biotechnology sector,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College. “We are committed to equipping our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the dynamic biopharmaceutical industry. Our vision is to not only meet the workforce needs of today, but will also shape the future of biotechnology education and training in our region.”

“We are thrilled to have San Jacinto’s new Center for Biotechnology at Generation Park, reinforcing our commitment to fostering Houston’s life science ecosystem," said Ryan McCord, President of McCord Development. "The world-renowned NIBRT program will provide quality workforce training in the pharmaceutical manufacturing space, strengthening Houston’s ability to attract and retain world-class companies in the industry."

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The Center for Biotechnology is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2025.

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