The course looks in depth at the modern process of drug development—from the early stage of target identification and generation of lead compounds to the modern methods of drug delivery, and the role of biotechnology in this complex process. The course, featuring significant participation by industry professionals, looks at all key aspects, including preclinical development, clinical trials and regulatory requirements. Real-life case studies illustrate critical points in the development process. M major classes of biotech drugs are discussed. Many lectures are delivered by scientists from major U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval.