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Prescheduled 1-2 day certificate courses.
Delivered live online or onsite.

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certificate courses.
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Developed and delivered online or onsite by industry experts.
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Life Science Training Programs 

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Unrivaled Content & Delivery

What Our Clients Say

"Absolutely Terrific"

Biotech Primer gave me the opportunity to sit in during their recent Boston BioBasics workshop. It was absolutely terrific. It was professional, extremely well organized, and covered astonishing amounts of information in just two days. Dr. Karin Lucas presented the entire time, with enthusiasm and openness the whole way through. The attendees were very comfortable with her, asking questions at any time, not worried about their own lack of background. She handled all of these with a terrific, gentle style making them feel smart and informed.

"Will Recommend"

I was astonished by how good this course was – how refined and on-point the materials were and how well calibrated the delivery was. I sat next to 2 investment bankers and one MD/MBA CEO of a publically traded company and all felt the course relevant enough to (1) stop staring at their iphones and (2) show their own vulnerability by asking questions. The instructor, Emily, was great at handling questions that had the potential to pull us into the weeds. So impressed with how well organized the whole class was. Will recommend to all my colleagues.

"Love Your Services"

I love getting your newsletters about what’s happening in the pharma world. I forward them to my teams and we have you in the back of our minds when we plan different summits.

"Incredible Job"

Your team does an incredible job explaining biotech to us scientifically-challenged business types (and, I expect, to a lot of scientists who don’t see the forest for the trees).

"Excellent Course"

Thank you for the excellent course in Boston. While recently at a conference, I realized that I understood at least part of every presentation, which was impressive because the content was targeted at experienced scientists. Thank you for explaining the biotech language clearly so that I could be an active participant at the conference.

"Very Engaging, Informative"

Thank you for the excellent course in Boston. While recently at a conference, I realized that I understood at least part of every presentation, which was impressive because the content was targeted at experienced scientists. Thank you for explaining the biotech language clearly so that I could be an active participant at the conference.

Case Studies

Drug Development & Product Launch Course

Client Challenge

With six therapeutics in Phase III and two filed with the FDA for marketing approval, this Boston-based Fortune 500 biotech wants all employees to understand how their work directly impacts the company’s ability to be a “product launching machine.”

Biotech Primer Solution

To ensure everyone within the company is fully aware and prepared for these product launches, we created a customized 2-day drug development program to explain this company’s clinical development and product launch practices. We have been told that all three customized courses we deliver onsite for this client, Drug Development & Product Launch, The Science of Biotech: Primer and The Science of Biotech: Deep Dive, are their most popular training courses and often our courses have wait-lists of employees trying to get in.

Biotechnology for Non-Scientist Course

Client Challenge

A major corporate initiative for this German-headquartered top 20 global pharma company is to be a more integrated company so that the business side works more closely with the science side.

Biotech Primer Solution

Biotech Primer conducted a knowledge gap study to better understand where missed communications were occurring. Armed with this analysis, we developed and delivered a series of 1-day biotechnology classes to different business units with the goal of helping the business side become more science savvy. Through this training, the non-scientists were able to better communicate with company researchers.

Medical Device Course

Client Challenge

An investment agency charged with implementing a 10-year, $1-billion, government-funded initiative wanted to keep and expand advanced manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts. Moving from manufacturing “widgets” to manufacturing medical devices wasn’t such a big leap since many of these small shops were already ISO9000 compliant.

Biotech Primer Solution

Biotech Primer provided customized course development, delivery and management consulting services. In a two-week roadshow that involved four key manufacturing locations throughout the State of Massachusetts, we explained over a two-day class the pathway for becoming a preferred vendor to the medical device industry.

Blended Learning Approach

Client Challenge

This multinational lab equipment and supplies corporation, with over 50,000 life science products, needed to train thousands of employees in diverse locations including locations throughout the US, Japan, China, Singapore, India, New Zealand and Australia.

Biotech Primer Solution

Biotech Primer implemented a blended learning approach, which included both onsite training for upper management and an online option for all employees worldwide. The online course option was licensed and placed on this client’s internal LMS (learning management system). This client reports Biotech Primer’s online course is their most popular.

Private-Label Online Courses

Client Challenge

This innovator in specialty biopharmaceuticals needed to train their manufacturing department in the basic science used to develop therapeutics but could not shut down the production line to allow for multi-day training.


Biotech Primer Solution

Biotech Primer’s online biotechnology and manufacturing courses met this mid-size biopharmaceutical’s needs. We set up a private-label portal with this company’s logo and customizable colors that could be managed by the client. We extended the view time from one week to three months to allow enough time for these line workers to view/review the courses at a comfortable pace, anywhere they had an internet connection.

Customized Online Course Development

Client Challenge

With nearly 60,000 employees in 50 markets, this Cleveland-based global engineering giant wanted to increase their life sciences presence. The first order of business was to train their sales department on the science and product development process used in the life sciences industry so they could better understand their clients’ needs.

Biotech Primer Solution

Biotech Primer developed 13 customized, one-hour online courses to highlight the various aspects of the life sciences industry including medical device, diagnostics, manufacturing and biotechnology. These online courses were coupled with a quiz, which was set with a pass/fail function, so upper management could quickly assess who had mastered the content. Placed on this client’s LMS (learning management system) all employees, not just those in sales, have an opportunity to learn about the life sciences industry.

Our instructors

Industry experts who are engaging and able to make the complicated understood

Emily Burke, Ph.D

Molecular Biologist. Science Writer. Keynote Speaker.

Simon Tulloch, MD

Strategic Drug Development & Regulatory Specialist. Chief Scientific Officer.

Jim Macemon, MA

Engineer. Medical Device Executive. 40 Years Industry Experience.

Shane Desselle, Ph.D

Healthcare Expert. Fullbright Scholar. 80 Peer-Reviewed Publications.

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“We brought Biotech Primer in-house to ensure our non-scientist people had the relevant knowledge in drug discovery, drug development and biomanufacturing to be able to better contribute to the day-to-day activities of our drug development activities. The pace, variety of content and connection to our industry focus made the 3-day investment time very well spent.”

Luke Beshar

CFO, NPS Pharmaceuticals