Biotechnology Business, Law, and Science

Deep knowledge on the biotechnology industry: business, law, regulations, policy, and science

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  • Lectures 57
  • Video 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Course Description

Learn the business of biotechnology, how to start and manage biotechnology companies, and how to better service the needs of biotechnology companies.

Going beyond simple 'science for non-scientists' or 'mini MBA' offerings, this course describes the convergence of scientific, political, regulatory, and commercial factors that drive the biotechnology industry and define its scope.

This course is based on the leading business-of-biotechnology text, "Building Biotechnology," which has been adopted by more than 50 schools, and is taught by Yali Friedman, Ph.D., chief editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and a former instructor of biotechnology management at the National Institutes of Health.

What are the requirements?

  • This course presumes no former training in business, science, or law.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 57 lectures and 6.5 hours of content!
  • 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 it applications

What is the target audience?

  • New hires to biotechnology and related companies
  • New biotechnology founders
  • Scientists and other entrepreneurs seeking to better understand the business of biotechnology

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome and overview
Course overview
Preview
02:22
Suggested Resources
Preview
00:59
Section 2: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
05:49
Section 3: The Development of Biotechnology
Overview
Preview
05:14
Knowledge and Skills Enabling Biotechnology
04:24
Application
03:20
Biotechnology Industry Trends
03:02
Case Study: Company Examples
03:13
Section 4: Science
The Science of Biotechnology
03:18
Section 5: Introduction to Molecular Biology
Overview
04:15
The Roles of DNA, Genes, and Protein
13:42
The Big Picture
01:45
Section 6: Drug Development
Biotechnology vs. Pharmaceutical Methods
04:18
5 Basic Steps of Drug Development
15:34
Desirable Qualities of a Good Drug
01:54
Section 7: Biotechnology Tools and Techniques
Overview
01:23
Bioinformatics
05:51
Genomics and Proteomics
07:47
Biologic Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology
05:10
Section 8: Biotechnology Applications
Overview
03:31
Green Biotechnology: Agriculture
06:57
White Biotechnology: Industrial Processes and Bio-based Products
16:19
Red Biotechnology: Medical Applications
18:25
Section 9: Laws, Regulations, and Policy
Patents, Regulation, and Policy
01:35
Intellectual Property - Overview
03:31
Section 10: Intellectual Property
Patents
14:43
Patent Challenge and Exemptions
12:06
Trade Secrets
04:27
Trademark
03:12
The Role of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology
02:01
Section 11: Regulation
Overview
03:23
Food and Drug Administration: Clinical Trials
19:41
Food and Drug Administration: Incentives and Other Regulations
19:53
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency
06:34
Section 12: Policy
Overview
04:06
Promoting Biotechnology
06:42
Balancing Innovation Incentives with Economic Constraints
05:16
Section 13: The Business of Biotechnology
The Business of Biotechnology
02:58
Section 14: Biotechnology Company Fundamentals
Overview
00:48
Company Formation
07:52
Biotechnology Business Models
07:46
Biotechnology Company Team
10:00
Biotechnology Company Characteristics
09:30
Section 15: Finance
Overview
03:14
Development Stages and Financing
13:18
Public Markets
09:03
Other Funding Sources
10:01
Valuation
07:30
Section 16: Marketing, Marketing Environment, and Reimbursement
Overview
01:17
Marketing as a Guide for R&D
14:18
Market Structure and Marketing Environment
16:08
Reimbursement
08:10
Section 17: Managing Biotechnology
Overview
02:38
Starting Up
07:18
Managing Research and Development
04:01
Overcoming Setbacks and Dealing with Failure
06:14
Section 18: Conclusion
Final Words
05:01

Instructor Biography

Dr. Yali Friedman, Publisher and Editor, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Yali Friedman, Ph.D. is chief editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, and publisher of DrugPatentWatch.com. His first book, Building Biotechnology, is used as a course text in dozens of biotechnology programs. His other books include Best Practices in Biotechnology Education and Best Practices in Biotechnology Business Development. He also serves on the science advisory board of Chakra Biotech, and is a judge for the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award.

Yali has strong exposure to leading issues in international biotechnology. He is lead editorial consultant for Scientific American's worldVIEW, a global biotechnology perspective profiling biotechnology industries and innovation capacity in dozens of countries since 2009, and has been invited to participate in biotechnology industry development forums for international groups such as APEC and for individual countries such as Japan, Canada, Germany, the Philippines, Turkey, and Taiwan.

Yali taught biotechnology management at the National Institutes of Health for many years and regularly guest-lectures for other biotechnology education programs. He writes and speaks on diverse topics such as biotechnology entrepreneurship, strategies to cope with a lack of management talent and capital when developing companies outside of established hubs, and new paradigms in technology-based economic development.

Yali has a long history in biotechnology media. He created the first blog on the business of biotechnology for a NY Times company, which was named to Forbes "Best of the Web". His other projects include the Student Guide to DNA Based Computers, sponsored by FUJI Television, BiotechBlog.com, and DrugPatentWatch.com, a pharmaceutical industry competitive intelligence service based on a business plan that was awarded second place in the Panasci Entrepreneurial Awards Competition.

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