• Our Mission...

    The BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. (BTI) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, to fill a need for specialty scientific training of and placement assistance for entry-level biotechnicians in Maryland’s...

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  • Industry Leading Lab Training

    The BTI curriculum has been developed with a strong emphasis on input from industry employers. BTI training begins with BioSTART and progresses onto the Laboratory Associates Program

  • BioSTART

    The BioSTART component of the BTI curriculum consists of a 12 week bridge program designed to advance participants' knowledge in basic math, communication and professional development, each presented under the purview of the bio/lab based industry.

  • Laboratory Associates

    Upon completion of BioSTART pre-training, participants progress onto the more technical hands-on bench skills in the Laboratory Associate Program which includes classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory training, guest speakers from the bioscience industry and an 100 hour internship at an area bioscience employer.

  • BioSci Concepts

    BioSci Concepts, BTI's social venture, offers world class biotechnical training specializing in professional scientific training to an international audience.

    We offer core workshops as well as customized training for employers specific needs.

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For cells, internal stress leads to unique shapes
16 April 2014 -

A cell's unique shape results from an internal tug-of-war: the cell needs to maintain structura […]

Hide and seek: Revealing camouflaged bacteria
16 April 2014 -

A protein family that plays a central role in the fight against the bacterial pathogen Salmonella wi […]

Sperm meets egg: Protein essential for fertilization discovered
16 April 2014 -

Interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg have been discovered by researchers. Th […]

Kite Pharma expands senior management and board
16 April 2014 -

Authored by James Sheppard The California based biotech Kite Pharma has appointed the former chief f […]

Genocea Biosciences secures European expertise with CFO appointment
16 April 2014 -

Authored by Karl Simpson A lack of European leadership talent is often cited by investors as a limit […]

BIO Applauds White House Support for Agricultural Biotechnology
16 April 2014 - ckennedy

As a follow-up to the March 25th dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Na […]

Academic and Research Institutions to Play Key Role in 2014 BIO International Convention®
15 April 2014 - admin

The 2014 BIO International Convention® will highlight the role of academia in the advancement of the […]

Registration for the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit Now Open
14 April 2014 - ckennedy

Registration for this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit is officially open to attendees and credential […]

Delaware Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Ensure Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines
10 April 2014 - ggoodno

BIO and Delaware Bio commend the Delaware State Senate for unanimously passing legislation yesterday […]

BIO Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
9 April 2014 - kbatra

Consumer-focused legislation will enhance transparency and advance food safety Washington, D.C. (Apr […]

CNN Visit....

CNN visits BTI's classroom laboratories in Baltimore, Maryland in their report highlighting job training programs which provide new career opportunities and better earning potential for minorities.

The BTI Story....

The BTI Laboratory Associates Program provides tuition-free training in basic laboratory skills to bright, ambitious, unemployed and under-employed Maryland residents.

BTI Success....

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland graduate Ervin Griffin shares how BTI helped him rediscover his passion for science and learning, and the positive changes the program made in his life.