From Idea to Treatment: Biotech Basics for the Non-Scientist

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This two day course covers the breadth of the bioscience industry, from basic research to treatment and the ecosystem that supports it. The first day of this course introduces the bioscience/biotech industry, important terminology used in biological research and exciting developments in the field. The second day of the course focuses on how research is conducted, how research is translated to industry and how therapies are manufactured and approved for patient use. Additional topics include relevant topics in healthcare and bioscience policy. The Oregon bioscience industry (companies and research) will be highlighted throughout the course.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the breadth of the bioscience industry
  • Explain how therapeutics are conceived, manufactured and delivered
  • Understand fundamental biology topics including basic molecular and cellular biology
  • Use tools to learn more about relevant therapeutic areas
  • Explain different types of research and the scientific process
  • Explain how research is translated into industry including the startup ecosystem
  • Understand the financial drivers of research, startups and industry
  • Explain the regulated manufacturing process (clinical trial to approved therapeutic)
  • Explain the clinical trial and basic FDA/EMA approval process
  • Understand how treatments are delivered to patients and how treatments are paid for
  • Explain important issues in bioscience policy
  • Feel empowered to learn more!

Who Should Attend:
This course is geared for professionals or students looking to enter the bioscience industry, including managers, sales or service professionals, professionals from other industries, government officials, economic development professionals and more.

No prerequisites are necessary for this course.

Cost: Two-day class

Location: Location and driving directions will be emailed separately upon registration.


April 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am
April 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Julie Black


6024 Jean Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035 United States
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