About the Course
- This course presumes no former training in business, science, or law
- New hires to biotechnology and related companies
- New biotechnology company founders
- Entrepreneurial scientists
- Entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking to enter the biotechnology industry
- Understand the commercial factors driving and constraining biotechnology development
- Learn how biotechnology is regulated, and how regulations can both limit and drive innovation
- Learn about patents and other forms of intellectual property protection in biotechnology, and why they are crucial for innovation
- Learn about domestic and international biotechnology policy decisions and how to balance innovation incentives with economic realities
- Learn about the science behind biotechnology, and its applications
Get the Textbook
This course is based off of Building Biotechnology, the leading text on the business of biotechnology. Building Biotechnolgy has been adopted by more than 50 schools, including Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins, the Karolinska Institute, Berkeley, UCSF, and the National Institutes of Health.
The lectures in this course are based off of the author's teaching experiences, and follow the chapters in the book. In developing this online course it was desired to do more than simply read through the chapters—the online course adds substantial color to the content of the book.While the text is not necessary for the course, it can be useful to follow along with the lectures, or as a handy reference to refer to once you are done with the lectures.