UW Bothell and CMC ICOS Announce Public/Private Agreement
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell and CMC ICOS Biologics, a company dedicated to contract development and manufacturing for the biotechnology sector, announced a public/private agreement today.
(Media-Newswire.com) - BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell and CMC ICOS Biologics, a company dedicated to contract development and manufacturing for the biotechnology sector, announced a public/private agreement today.
The agreement calls for students in UW Bothell's MBA program to engage in three consulting projects for CMC ICOS. In return, CMC ICOS will give students the opportunity to develop real-time solutions to real-world challenges. "Our institution believes strongly in its community partnerships and is glad to work with CMC ICOS on this exciting venture that is sure to benefit our students," said Kenyon Chan, Chancellor of UW Bothell.
The projects students will be working on involve researching market opportunities, developing business plans and improving business processes. "We are excited about our new partnership with UW Bothell. The students we are working with are bright, experienced and engaged. We look forward to their help in tackling some critical business challenges and opportunities," said Gustavo Mahler, President of CMC ICOS Biologics.
The projects will be completed as part of the students' capstone course. The capstone serves as the final course for the MBA students and features consulting work as well as lectures by leading community business leaders including Jim Donald, former CEO of Starbucks and Blake Nordstrom, CEO of Nordstrom's.
The consulting agreement is done under the auspices of the UW Bothell Business Development Center, led by Brooks Gekler. The Center provides consulting and learning opportunities for students and strategic and tactical business support for Puget Sound companies.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies. Additional information is available at www.uwb.edu.
About CMC ICOS Biologics: CMC ( www.cmcbio.com ) is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization that provides fully integrated biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing services to clients around the world, from its facilities in Europe and the USA. The company specializes in custom services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacture of protein-based therapeutics for pre-clinical, clinical trials and in-market production. CMC's wide range of integrated services includes cell line development using its proprietary CHEF1® expression system, process development and comprehensive analytical testing. CMC has fully segregated microbial fermentation and mammalian cell culture suites and offers both stirred tank and perfusion production processes. CMC Biologics A/S is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and CMC ICOS Biologics Inc., is located near Seattle, WA.
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