Quincy College receives biotech grant

Quincy College has received a $100,000 grant through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to help train students in biotechnology. The grant complements a $3 million federal grant in October 2012 and will help the college launch a biotechnology certificate program this fall. According to a release, the $100,000 will help the school develop curricula, renovate laboratories, and hire faculty. “These funds will allow us to purchase equipment and supplies that will help us train our students in the fine art of biomanufacturing and prepare them for direct entry into the workforce,” said Laura Corina, dean of natural and health sciences. The program is occurring alongside a city initiative to bring biotech companies into the city.