Biotech & Pharma

The Biotech & Pharma Career Interest Team is supported by the Biotility program at the UF Center of Excellence in Regenerative 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 (

Biotility has moved to a new testing and training facility!  Come visit us in Foundation Park, 14193 NW 119th Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615

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