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Grade 11 Pitch Biomanufacturing Solutions to Industry Professionals

Integrations such as presenting biomanufacturing products to industry professionals help our students become ready for what’s next.

Overview

  • The pitches were a culmination of Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)’s sponsored high school program: BioTrek.

  • While building background understanding, students were able to investigate decellularized organs (from pigs) and take a field trip to ThermoFisher right here in Massachusetts.

  • The invited panelists included two ARMI industry representatives, a representative from Azenta Life Sciences (and NEIA parent), and our very own school nurse.

  • This collaboration was an excellent opportunity for our junior class to explore job opportunities in the emerging industry of biofabrication.

In our upper school science program, grade 11 students recently completed a four-week intensive project on biomanufacturing by presenting a business pitch to industry professionals.

“They did an incredible job maneuvering questions and putting a lot of thought into their research and business plans. Answering questions on the spot isn’t easy in the industry either, but [the students] were all very polished and showed a deep understanding of what they learned in class.” – ARMI Panelist 

The pitches were a culmination of Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)’s sponsored high school program: BioTrek. Through this program, the students developed healthcare solutions using biofabrication technology. In addition, they not only did background research to understand the scientific principles but also built out business models for their products. 

While building background understanding, students were able to investigate decellularized organs (from pigs) and take a field trip to ThermoFisher right here in Massachusetts.

The invited panelists included two ARMI industry representatives, a representative from Azenta Life Sciences (and NEIA parent), and our very own school nurse. After much deliberation, they listened to the presentations. Finally, they chose a winning team to present their concept at a biofabrication convention this coming spring in Manchester, NH, at the ARMI office.

“It was very impressive how knowledgeable [the students] became about this topic they were passionate about… People see that interest and passion, and that drives success.” – ARMI panelist

This collaboration was an excellent opportunity for our junior class to explore job opportunities in the emerging industry of biofabrication. Integrations such as this help our students become ready for what’s next.

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