Seven Biotech Students Selected for Takeda Internships

Posted on: 12/20/2019

Biotech Students at Takeda Pharmaceutical 

Seven Biotech Students Selected for Takeda Internships

Seven students from the Biotechnology program at Los Angeles Mission College have been selected for highly sought-after paid internships with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, the largest pharmaceutical company in Asia and one of the largest in the world. 

Odet Alfaro, Sergio Torres, Serob Makhmuran, Estefani Robles, Jonathan Quijano, Nataniel Jimenez, and Anandkumar Mistry will all be paid interns at the Takeda manufacturing facility in Los Angeles.

The internships are a result of the meaningful partnerships and close ties that the Allied Health program has built with local industry leaders, said Dr. Par Mohammadian, director of the Allied Health program.

The Biotech students and their professor, Dr. Chander Arora, recently visited the Takeda facility. During the tour, students had the opportunity to meet employees and ask questions. Students were also able to put their classroom knowledge to the test as they witnessed firsthand the different processes in the development of Takeda's final products, from manufacturing, to packaging and shipment.

Biotech students also visited a Grifols laboratory recently. Several of those students have been invited back for follow-up interviews for jobs. During their visit, students were able to experience firsthand what it is like to work in a sterile manufacturing environment. Students visited the microbiology and chemistry labs, and had a chance to ask questions about quality control and other related jobs. Willie Zuniga, president of Grifols Biologicals, took time from his busy schedule to talk to students and provide insight about the company's expectations for future employees.

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