The course offers an in-depth look at the modern process of drug development, from the early stage of target identification and generation of lead compounds to modern methods of drug delivery and the role of biotechnology in this complex process. All the key aspects, including preclinical development, clinical trials and regulatory requirements, are covered with considerable contributions from pharmaceutical professionals. Real-life case studies are presented to illustrate critical points in the development process. Major classes of biotech drugs are discussed. Many course lectures are delivered by scientists from the major U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval.