How the Drug Discovery Industry Works
Delivered Digitally 
Thursday 12 November 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.

Suitable For:
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.


Course Content:
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
- Products

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 Thursday 12 November 2020 13:00-16:00
OBN Members - £100+VAT
Non-Members - £175+VAT

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