GE Healthcare Life Sciences has formed a joint program with Osaka University to offer students access to GE Healthcare’s training and technologies for biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing, to help support future growth of the sector in Japan. The program, Interdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Sciences (IPBS), is Osaka University’s government-funded commitment to graduate education, which aligns with GE Healthcare Japan’s “Life Sciences Academy,” a GE Healthcare initiative launched in April 2013 with the objective of supporting the development of life sciences researchers in Japan. Of the 14 IPBS graduate students, four will visit GE Healthcare Life Science’s Uppsala site for three weeks.
While at GE Healthcare in Uppsala, the Osaka University students will experience life in an R&D laboratory, closely working with GE Healthcare scientists and engineers. The students will receive comprehensive training in GE Healthcare’s advanced bioprocessing technologies and gain experience of protein interaction analysis and laboratory-scale protein purification using GE Healthcare instruments including Biacore and MicroCal systems for label-free analyses and ÄKTA pure chromatography systems.
Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences