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BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

The one-day BioBriefing course provides a concise overview of the key concepts of modern biology and an introduction to the technology and terminology used in the biotech and medical device industries. Classes are specifically geared toward the non-science professional who needs to better understand industry terminology, science, techniques and issues.

Become more instrumental in your company's success by understanding the science and technology driving the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Be more strategic in your relationship-building by knowing who the industry players are and how they interact. Learn from credentialed BioTech Primer instructors that have the skill and experience to teach executives with a wide variety of non-science backgrounds in an engaging environment.

Industry Overview 9:00 - 10:00
Biotechnology Defined
Industry Sectors: Healthcare, Agriculture, Industry & Environment

Biology: The Basis of Biotech 10:00 - 10:30
Biotechnology Goals
Cell Structure & Function
Cell Signaling
Activity: DNA Isolation & Extraction

Break 10:30 - 10:45

DNA: Biotech's Blueprint 10:45 - 11:30
DNA Structure & Function
Chromosomes & Genes
How DNA Codes for Proteins
Protein Structure & Function

Genetic Variation: The Future of Medicine 11:30 - 12:30
Genetic Variation and Disease
Stratified Medicine
Companion Diagnostics
Activity: Genetic Variation Taste Test

Lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Genetic Engineering 1:15 - 2:00
Recombinant DNA
Genetically Engineered Cells
Recombinant Proteins Therapeutics (Biologics)

Antibodies: The Key to Research & Therapeutics 2:00 - 2:45 
Antibodies Defined
How Antibodies Are Made
Biotech & Therapeutic Applications of Antibodie

Break 2:45 -3:00

Drug Discovery & Drug Development 3:00 -4:15
Rational Drug Discovery
Target Identification & Validation
Therapeutic Options
Drug Development Timeline
Regulatory Agencies
Preclinical & Clinical Trials

Q&A/Review 4:15-4:30

Deliverables: A reference manual containing all of the slides used in the class, additional scientific
information and glossary of biotech terms. Lunch will be served.

Refund Policy: We do not refund purchases. However, if you cannot attend, you may send someone from your organization in your place.


 Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:45 p.m. 



 BIOCOM Boardroom

4510 Executive Drive, Plaza 7 

San Diego, California 92121


Questions? Contact Heather Bergan at 410.377.4429 x 33

Earlier Event: September 23
UCSD Student Services "Welcome Week" Fair
Later Event: September 25
Biocom September Breakfast Meeting