Eilene Lyons http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Community College Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-community-college-innovation-builds-skilled-biotech-workforce <p>The seeds for the St. Louis biotech boom began as early as 1998 when St. Louis leaders recognized a perfect confluence of key ingredients for growth in plant and life sciences: the geographic location in the nation’s cropland; an abundance of scientific research institutions, including Washington University, St. Louis University and the Columbia and St. Louis campuses of the University of Missouri; and many successful scientific companies such as Monsanto, Sigma-Aldrich, Novus and Covidien.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:11:54 +0000 Eilene Lyons 34044 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Community College Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce