The Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Business School is offering a Certificate Program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Graduate School of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. This program is designed for:
- Those interested in getting drugs, devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT products and scalable services platforms to market.
- Those interested in developing knowledge, skills and abilities in bioentrepreneurship to improve their employability in a non-academic science career setting.
Dr. Arlen Meyers, Director of the course in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School, will be offering IDPT 7301, “Building Biotechnologies: Fundamentals of Life Science Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in Spring 2014. The course is offered online only and is 15 weeks long. Students will be required to log on to a presentation each week by a domain expert on Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m-9:30 a.m. and participate in online assignments, readings, project team assignments and discussions throughout the remainder of the week for each session.. If students take at least one course offered at the AMC and two other courses at the Jabs Center, they will be awarded a Certificate in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship from the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship. For more about the Jabs Center and their course offerings, please visit the Jake Jabs Center webpage.
- Understanding how life science inventions (drugs, devices and diagnostics) and discoveries are commercialized.
- Understanding the legal and regulatory environment of life science commercialization.
- Understanding the basics of how life science ventures are financed.
- Understanding how to determine whether a life science discovery or invention has commercial feasibility.
- Understanding the role, function, policies and procedures of the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office.
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I have been fortunate enough to participate in Dr. Meyer's course, Introduction to Bioentrepreneurship and this experience has changed my outlook on pharmaceutical science and bioscience as a whole. I am a third year graduate student in Pharmaceutical Science and looking to expand my knowledge base in bioentrepreneurship. This vast field is quickly emerging and it can only benefit one's career to learn the intricacies of this field. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in either starting their own biotech company or looking to have a career in the biotech field. The most important thing this course has offered is networking within the Colorado bioscience community. The second most important aspect of this course is "Real World" applications and the opportunity to intern at the companies represented. I am confident that I will obtain a job in the Bioscience industry and I wont have to leave the Denver area.
by Shelley Durazo
Taking these courses has been the best decision I've made. I cannot think of a better way to explore different future job opportunities, or to simply learn about something different and interesting, than taking these courses. Regardless of your specific background, I would highly recommend it to virtually anyone who is able to take 3 hours out of their week to attend it.
by Jake Chabon-Professional Research Associate