Professional Development

Biotechnology and Business Special Topics Course

August 08, 2014

Dr. Poh Tan will be offering a 1-credit Special Topics course this fall in Biotechnology and Business. Students in the course will have the opportunity to meet 15+ industry professionals and some of them will be taking about job positions available at their companies.

This course is an introduction to the biotechnology landscape from an original scientific discovery/idea to the technology transfer phase and finally to launch phase into the market. There will be discussions on commercialization, patents, clinical trials, business plans, start-ups, VC, ethics, including the many challenges and hurdles faced by biotechnology companies during the development to market phases. A discussion of different career opportunities in the biotechnology sector is also explored.

The course is currently only open to grad students in MBB and to senior undergrads (3rd and 4th year).

To register, please contact Dr. Ingrid Northwood in the MBB Department at

Full course description:

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