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PR # 54 October 3, 2007


The public is invited to attend a series of free Biotechnology Seminars sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College?s Science and Engineering Department. All seminars will be held Thursdays, at 6 p.m., in the East Building (Room 109), at the College?s North Branch Campus.

To register for any of the seminars, e-mail Wilma Bassista, wbassist@raritanval.edu . For additional information, contact Melanie Lenahan, mlenahan@raritanval.edu .

The following seminars will be held:

Thursday, October 25
Dr. Marina Koorbanoff, Senior Pharmacovigilance Coordinator
i3 Drug Safety
?Overview of Drug Safety?

Thursday, November 1
Lance Marquardt, manager, Biopharmaceutical Production
Medarex, Inc.
?Technology Transfer: Ideas Into Practice?

Thursday, November 8
Dr. Peter Meinke, senior director
Merck & Co., Inc.
?Discovery and Evaluation of Selective PPAR Gamma Modulators for the Treatment of Diabetes?

Thursday, November 15
Jason Krentz, director, Manufacturing
Tengion, Inc.
?Regenerative Medicine: Building Replacement Organs?

Thursday, November 29
Dr. Constance Ace, senior director, Research & Development
Xylos Corporation
?Biocellulose: A New Biomaterial for Surgical Applications: Teaching Old Microbes New Tricks?

Thursday, December 6
Dr. Edward Carr, assistant professor, Microbiology
Raritan Valley Community College
?Mining the Soil: A Search for Novel Enzymes?

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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