March 6, 2011 | | Leave a comment Colorado State University recently announced that it will team up with many bioscience companies to offer two new certificate programs, according to the school's website. Officials said that the companies will help the school develop online regulatory and clinical trial management certificate programs for the pharmaceutical, medical device, in-vitro diagnostics and tissue industries. "This collaboration brings together leaders in academia and industry to more rapidly advance critical training for individuals working in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies," said Stu Tobet, director of the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), quoted on the website. "This collaboration exemplifies SBME’s and Colorado State University’s commitment to creatively partner with industry in ways that will help promote transformational science and technology." Officials noted that the collaboration between the school and local companies will help promote transformational science and technology. They also announced that the school will offer an online master's degree in engineering with a biomedical career track. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employment opportunities for biomedical engineers is expected to increase by 72 percent over the next seven years. This translates to nearly 11,600 available jobs.