Empowering Bioscience Educators Through Professional Development

Biotility provides opportunities for life science educators to expand their content knowledge, empowering them to share their experience with our next generation of scientists. Our programming gives educators the skills, techniques, and knowledge to teach biotechnology, biomedical, and bioinformatics curricula in the context of working in the industry. Additionally, our certificate courses allow educators to stay at the forefront of the field and bring more specialized course content and materials into their classrooms.


Biotility provides several types of professional development for secondary and postsecondary life science educators, designed to help integrate critical workplace competencies and skills into bioscience curricula. Through forums, short-courses, and immersive programming, Biotility aims to expand awareness of the drug development and manufacturing career pathway, to increase confidence in the drug development and approval process, and to integrate workplace competencies and skills into coursework, thereby increasing the talent pool required to support rapid response and ongoing discovery, testing, and manufacture of therapeutics.

The Industrial Biotechnology Teacher Experience (IBTE) is a program developed for instructors of biotechnology courses, biomedical courses, or any science course in which biotechnology is featured. Participants will develop an understanding of the departmental roles, careers, and criteria associated with working in the highly regulated biotechnology industry, and will apply common techniques used in laboratory settings for the manufacture and testing of products.

This hybrid program provides 80 professional development hours over a five-week time frame. The first forty hours are broken into virtual, self-paced modules delivered over four weeks, and the fifth week integrates this theoretical learning with hands-on activities at our training site in the growing biotechnology hub of Alachua, Florida.

Want to know more?  Visit the IBTE program page.

Video Lesson Series for Bioscience Students: Industrial Biotechnology &
Regulatory Overview

This lesson series was developed by Biotility to help educators more easily integrate the concepts of industrial biotechnology into curricula. The series of eight asynchronous videos allows you to bring more specialized content into your classroom to assist with preparing students for careers in the bioscience industries.

Educator Certificate Short-Courses

Biotility provides professional development short-courses for secondary and postsecondary educators designed to integrate critical workplace competencies and skills into bioscience curricula. These courses are aimed specifically at expanding awareness of the drug development and manufacturing career pathway in biotechnology. The series includes instructional pedagogy and activities to anchor knowledge with workplace applications.