NCTM, Energy Institute to be jointly operated by TEES, Texas A&M

April 26, 2013
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) and the Texas A&M Energy Institute (EI) will be jointly operated by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M University.

NCTM focuses on research and development of therapeutic agents and vaccines specifically targeted to respond more quickly to outbreaks, such as swine flu and bird flu.

NCTM aims to provide therapeutics manufacturing education, training and outreach programs to support the development of an educated and skilled pharmaceutical workforce proficient in process development, production systems, standard operating procedures and regulatory guidelines.

The center's educational partners provide a broad spectrum of educational opportunities, including degrees and certificates in topics ranging from quality assurance and control, good manufacturing practices, regulatory affairs, and facilities management. Center partners also offer pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratory instrumentation, industrial safety, and other contemporary areas of study and training applicable to therapeutics manufacturing.

NCTM also offers an internship program with industry partners, allowing students to link theory with practice and gain important engineering skills that cannot be taught in the classroom. Internships provide students with experience in actual biotech and pharmaceutical companies before entering the job market.

The Texas A&M Energy Institute was established to engage in basic, applied and applications research and technology development, demonstration and deployment across the entire spectrum of energy-specific resource domains that will be required to guarantee that our nation's energy future is secure. EI will conduct research both within specific energy resource domains and at the connected boundaries of multiple energy resource domains to exploit the enormous benefits inherent in an integrated approach to the production and utilization of our country's vast energy resources.

EI brings together all energy-related activities in the A&M System under a single umbrella organization. The institute fosters energy education and training, and is the portal for those outside of the university to find and engage those inside the university to help solve energy-related problems. The vision of the Energy Institute is to be the best in the world working with industry to define and solve energy problems. 

TEES is and engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System.

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