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BT5508: ADVANCED BIO-BUSINESS AND THE COMMERCIALISATION OF BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This advanced course builds on the basics provided in Introduction to Bio-business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research (BT5012).  It provides more detail on financing and setting up a Bio-business.

The course deals in depth with finance, corporate governance and business models. The major assessment involves the students working together in teams to set up a virtual bio-business and to pitch this business to a group of experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. The team will adopt the roles of senior management team and present to the experts their part of the business.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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?

  • One of () or () or Master Of Science In Biomedical Engineering
  • One of Master Of Science In Biomedical Engineering or MRes Drug Discovery or MSc Drug Discovery and Development or Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences or Master Of Science In Industrial Biotechnology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will challenge students to think about the nature of research when driven by commercial outcomes. Many of the future recruitment opportunities for students with biotechnology skills may involve roles in bio-business development rather than exclusively research at the bench. This course hopes to put our students to be at a competitive advantage when seeking such career opportunities (particularly when compared to those students that only have a traditional scientific background). The course assumes a basic understanding of the terminology and drivers of bio-business. In a series of "virtual" business settings the students will begin to apply this basic understanding and start appreciating in more detail the process, goals, commercial and scientific milestones that govern a successful biotechnology enterprise.

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 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 31

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Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

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Executive Summary

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Formative Assessment

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