ImmunoSite Technologies Aides in Curriculum Development for Employ Florida Banner Center

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Cell Culture Course helps Floridians enter, remain and advance in the workforce

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – October 18, 2011 –
ImmunoSite Technologies (IST), LLC, a leading provider of immune monitoring services, has helped to develop a Cell Culture Workshop that is offered  at the Employ Florida Banner Center for Life Sciences, based at Palm Beach State College’s Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens.

Funded by Workforce Florida, Inc., the Banner Center for Life Sciences focuses on training and curriculum development in the life sciences industry and its biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device subsectors. It is unique in that the development of curricula is guided by an industry advisory council, and is based on current industry standards and needs for incumbent and future employees.

“The education of Florida’s workforce is vital for the growth of the life science industry in the state,” said Julie Wilkinson, Director of Pharma Services and Chief Information Officer of IST. “It’s been a great opportunity for IST to be associated with such a progressive program, and we look forward to continued interactions.”

IST is a logical partner to assist in the development of the curriculum for the Cell Culture workshop as the company specializes in the testing of clinical trial samples involved in biologics and other immune-based drug research, development and post-market surveillance. IST has decades of experience with biotechnology and diagnostics product development.

“Our program benefits greatly from industrial guidance and involvement,” said Libby Handel, Ph.D., director of the Banner Center for Life Sciences and director of Biotechnology Programs at Palm Beach State College. “IST’s insight is highly valued and will be paramount in the development of curriculum that will be used to educate, and ultimately strengthen Florida’s workforce.”

The Cell Culture Workshop offered on October 27 and 28 is enrolled fully; however, individuals interested in participating in this, or other workshops should contact the Banner Center for registration and fee information. For a schedule of upcoming workshops, please visit

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About ImmunoSite Technologies

Formed in 2009 as a spin-off of Beckman Coulter, Inc., ImmunoSite Technologies, LLC (IST) offers a full range of contract research (CRO) for immune monitoring, particle testing, and process automation services for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and academic organizations around the world. Fully GLP compliant and based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., IST’s team has 110 years of rigorous product development experience, has been published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications, has authored over 30 U.S. and international patents, and has developed and successfully commercialized over 200 diagnostic (IVD) product reagents, kits and instrument systems. IST is distinguished by its ongoing partnerships with best-in-class clinical trial organizations such as: the Immune Tolerance Network, the Immune Tolerance Institute, and the Imperial College of London-managed CD4 Initiative. This extensive immune monitoring and cell analysis R&D experience qualifies IST scientists to accelerate vaccine, biologic and drug discovery, and to comply with complex and demanding international scientific and governmental regulations.

About Employ Florida Banner Center for Life Sciences at Palm Beach State College

The Employ Florida Banner Center for Life Sciences at Palm Beach State College is Florida’s industry-driven resource for life sciences workforce education and training throughout the state.  Funded by Workforce Florida, Inc., this consortium of industry, workforce, and educational partners provides training and career advancement solutions for Florida’s life sciences industry, which includes medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.A resource for all educational institutions, economic development organizations, and regional workforce boards, the Banner Center provides leadership in the ongoing process of developing products and services to increase Florida’s competitiveness in the life sciences industry.




IST Press Contact:

Marketing Matters

Kyle E. Glass, Public Relations/Marketing Manager

Ph: 502-409-5953



Banner Center Contact:

Compass Marketing Communications
Carla Brown Lucas, President

Ph: 772-419-0444 (office)

Ph: 772-708-9626 (mobile)


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