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BT5015: INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIALISATION AND BIO-BUSINESS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will describe the basic language of business and give examples of large versus small businesses in the bioscience area.  Intellectual property rights will be explained as will how present your business and how to set up a small biotech company.    A comparison will be made of the big Pharma business model and that of small biotech businesses.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Heather Wallace

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will describe the basic language of business and give examples of large versus small businesses in the bioscience area.   The importance of Intellectual Property (IP) will be presented. The course will provide a framework for setting up (spinning-out) a biotech business from a University and presenting this business to investors or commercial partners. Throughout this course, comparisons will be made to the stark differences seen between business models of global “big-pharma” and those of small, drug-discovery biotech companies.  


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 11, 8 - 12, 14 - 15, 14 - 15, 16, 17 - 18, 17 - 18
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 13, 13

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Oral Presentation: Individual

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and how to use them to protect ideas/inventions including Patents
ConceptualAnalyseDiscuss the drug development process and how this impacts on the commercialisation of life-science “assets”, risks and rewards in big Pharma and small biotech

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