Launched in 2006 to prepare emerging workforce talent and advance incumbent employees for success in the bioscience industry, UF Biotility functions at the intersection of academia and industry. Proximal to the cluster of biotechnology companies in the Gainesville/Alachua area, we are committed to providing high-quality education and training to facilitate the professional growth of each participant, by partnering with industry leaders to identify current training requirements and develop course content. Our short courses are attended by professionals and students preparing to enter industry careers, as well as researchers, all of whom seek to expand and deepen their knowledge in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.
UF Biotility is also home to the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE). Designed to assess knowledge and skill sets identified by industry as valuable to technician-level positions, successful completion of the BACE leads to an industry-recognized credential. Originally vetted by the state of Florida’s industry organization, BioFlorida, which represents more than 3,000 companies and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioagriculture sectors, the BACE is now assessed annually by our national advisory board, and is administered nationally.
Please visit the Biotility website for more information on our courses and credentialing opportunities!