How the Drug Discovery Industry Works
Monday 7 December 2020, 13:00 - 16:00
This course - delivered in webinar format - covers the structure and commercial environment of the biopharmaceutical industry and is especially relevant for employees who are new to the Life Sciences industry and those in non-specific roles to gain an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
Non-Scientists – to help build overarching knowledge of this sector and help improve confidence for staff when handling future projects.
Scientists – the overview of the industry structure and processes covered in the course will still be useful for scientists and engineers who wish to familiarise themselves with the industry.
The following content will highlight key aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry in an overview that is comprehensive yet fits the time available.
The Commercial Landscape
- Global pharmaceutical sales
- Market breakdown
- Pharma companies
Human Biology, Pathology & Drug Targets
- The burden of disease
- Levels of complexity
- Drug-target interactions
- Pharmacology concepts
- Different types of drug molecule
Drug Discovery & Development
- Organisation of drug discovery
- Development, screening & clinical trial processes
- Regulatory agencies
- Pharmacovigilance & safety
Industry Pressures & Responses
- Growth of biologicals
- New drug development companies
Industry in Transition
- Rare diseases
- Personalised medicines
Course Information & Costs:
This online course will be delivered on Monday 7 December 2020 13:00-16:00
OBN Members - £100+VAT
Non-Members - £175+VAT