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California State Assembly & Senate Select Committee on Biotechnology

Monday, October 29, 2007, held at Ohlone College, Fremont.

"The Impact of the Biotechnology Industry on Local Economies"

"The testimony from this hearing will shape public policy to help grow the biotechnology industry in California."
- The Honorable Gene Mullin, Assembly Member, 19th District.

Members of the Select Committee on Biotechnology and others tour Ohlone College's Biotech Lab and observe students in the Biopharmaceutical-Biomanufacturing Program. This program is the result of a collaboration between Ohlone College and the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ACWIB), and is designed specifically for displaced workers with previous work experience that included skills that are transferable to the Biotechnology workplace.

Three adults in white lab coats in biotech lab.The Honorable Gene Mullin, Assemblyman 19th District, and State Bioscience Initiative Director Mary Pat Huxley observe a student demonstrating a laboratory procedure.

Four adults in white lab coats in biotech lab.Horable Ellen Corbett, Senator 10th District, reviews the detailed laboratory notebook maintained by biotech students.

Group of people in white lab coats pose for photograph.Group Photo in Ohlone College's Biotech Lab. From left to right: Darci Sears, Legislative Director, 19th District; Nora Lem, Director, Cal Applied Biotech Center; Honorable Gene Mullin, Assemblyman 19th District; Kelly Green, Ohlone Biopharmaceutical Program Coordinator; Honorable Ellen Corbett, Senator 10th District; Senator Corbett's assistant; Mary Pat Huxley, Statewide Director, Applied Biotechnology Centers Initiative.