'How the Drug Discovery Industry Works'
Tuesday 11 August, 13:00 - 16:00 BST
Delivered Digitally

OBN BioLearn
How the Drug Discovery Industry Works 

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 Tuesday 11 August 2020 13:00-16:00 BST
OBN Members - £100+VAT
Non-Members - £175+VAT

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