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OBN BioLearn: ‘How the Drug Discovery Industry Works’

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course is predominantly aimed at non-scientists working within the Life Sciences industry in non-research roles and is especially relevant for employees who are new to the industry or who have more established professional dealings with it.

It covers the structure and commercial environment of the biopharmaceutical industry and highlights the processes required to move a drug candidate from the discovery laboratory through to the marketplace.

If you are however a research scientist, keen to become more attuned to the commercial environment of the Life Sciences industry and the formal drug development process, some benefit will still be gained from attending this course, but please be aware that there will an element of crossover with your existing knowledge.

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


January 11
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm