Biotech & Pharma

The Biotech & Pharma Career Interest Team is supported by the Biotility program at the UF Center of Excellence in RegenerativeBiotility Applied Biotech Training logo Health Biotechnology (CERHB). Biotility is a state resource for biotechnology and medical device industries, and for individuals seeking to transition into industry careers.  Biotility provides high-quality short-courses for professionals, students preparing to enter industry careers, and researchers, all of whom seek to expand and deepen their knowledge in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.  UF graduate courses that are especially relevant to biotechnology careers will be included in the career course listing.

Contact:  Tamara Mandell, MEd, CERHB Assistant Director for Education and Training (

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Professional Development

Summer Short Course Series for Educators

We’ve taken our most requested industry short-courses and created interactive courses for bioscience educators! These courses are focused on integrating regulatory compliance topics into curricula – better preparing students for the workforce. Each course will provide activity examples you can use to teach these topics. Our courses provide an industry perspective to educators by preparing them to integrate critical workforce competencies into curricula. Additionally, our certificate courses allow educators to stay at the forefront of the field, and bring more specialized course content and materials into instruction. Strategies and activities will be covered for seamless integration into course curricula.

Biotility Certificate Short Courses

Many course are available online anywhere, any time:

Some courses are available live and online:

Topics include:

  • Basics of Project Management
  • cGMP for (Bio)Pharmaceuticals
  • cGMP for Dietary Supplements
  • cGMP for Medical Devices
  • Cleanrooms & Gowning
  • Core Concepts of Biomanufacturing and Quality Systems
  • Corrective Action Preventive Action
  • Creating and Maintaining Document Filing Systems
  • Creating and Maintaining Document Templates
  • Document Change Control
  • Document Review
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Equipment Qualification
  • Establishing a Document Control System
  • FDA Labeling Regulations
  • Good Documentation Practices
  • Guide to FDA Warning Letters
  • Inventory Management
  • Laboratory Safety: Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Laboratory Safety: Chemical Hygiene Plans
  • Medical Device Design Controls
  • Process Validation
  • Quality Audits
  • Regulatory Approval for Medical Devices
  • The 5 Pillar Strategy for a Lean Workplace
  • Writing Controlled Documents

Be sure to check the Events web page for information about seminars and workshops about building professional skills important for the biotech and pharma career pathway.