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Biotechnology for Non-Scientists Courses

The biopharma industry has its own technical jargon and ever-evolving science, which is especially challenging for non-scientists. Our courses teach you and your team the language of biotech so you can better communicate with clients and colleagues!

ON-Demand and live Courses

We offer on-demand, online, and onsite master courses. All are developed and delivered by industry experts with 20+ years experience. Upon successful completion receive your course certificate that can be added to your LinkedIn education profile. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us! We have been customizing training for the biopharma industry for over 20 years!

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Live, Online Master Courses

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist two-day course .

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist is an intensive two-day course that explains the foundational science upon which all biopharma therapies are based. Day one focuses on the function of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell signaling and how each interacts in both healthy and diseased tissue. Day two builds on your new-found molecular biology knowledge. This includes a more in depth look at genetic disease and how genetic engineering is used to create personalized medicine options for patients. The course ends with a survey of small molecule drugs, biologics, and vaccines and explains how each mitigates disease at the molecular level. BioBasics 101 will increase your scientific knowledge so that you can converse more effectively with colleagues, clients, regulators, and scientists.

BioBasics 201: Targeted Biologics for the Non-Scientist two-day course .

BioBasics 201: Targeted Biologics for the Non-Scientist is an intensive, two-day course focused on vaccines, cell therapies, gene therapies, therapeutic antibodies, and RNA-based drugs. Biopharma’s inspiration for the development of targeted biologics is our own human immune system, so we begin with an in-depth explanation of immunology. The course then focuses on the science, challenges, and medical promise of next generation targeted biologics. BioBasics 201 is designed for the non-scientist who has taken BioBasics 101 or for those who understand the basics of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell signaling. Taught by industry experts who explain how these complex drugs work in a simple, engaging manner.

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BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist 8-hour course

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist is an intensive eight-hour course that explains the foundational science upon which all biopharma therapies are based. Day one focuses on the function of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell signaling and how each interacts in both healthy and diseased tissue. Day two builds on your new-found molecular biology knowledge. This includes a more in depth look at genetic disease and how genetic engineering is used to create personalized medicine options for patients. The course ends with a survey of small molecule drugs, biologics, and vaccines and explains how each mitigates disease at the molecular level. BioBasics 101 will increase your scientific knowledge so that you can converse more effectively with colleagues, clients, regulators, and scientists

BioBasics 201: Targeted Biologics for the Non-Scientist 9-hour course

BioBasics 201: Targeted Biologics for the Non-Scientist is an intensive, nine-hour course focused on vaccines, cell therapies, gene therapies, therapeutic antibodies, and RNA-based drugs. Biopharma’s inspiration for the development of targeted biologics is our own human immune system, so we begin with an in-depth explanation of immunology. The course then focuses on the science, challenges, and medical promise of next generation targeted biologics. BioBasics 201 is designed for the non-scientist who has taken BioBasics 101 or for those who understand the basics of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell signaling. Taught by industry experts who explain how these complex drugs work in a simple, engaging manner.

Introduction to Gene Therapy 2-hour course

Introduction to Gene Therapy: Explore how gene therapy works, type of vectors used, and why/when certain vectors are employed. Many believe gene therapy is the key to curing cancer, inherited illnesses, and rare disease; this course reviews the most important factors that determine which diseases should be targeted using gene therapy. As with any treatment, there are risks so this course ends with a look at the FDA approval process and how safety and efficacy are measured. Take Introduction to Gene Therapy and gain a foundational understanding of the science and regulatory environment of this versatile therapeutic.

On-Demand, Online Classes

The Biology of Biotech 85-minute online class

The Biology of Biotech provides an overview of the most important biological molecules and systems used in biotechnology to make novel therapies and diagnostics. The Biology of Biotech class lays the groundwork for the biopharma industry by focusing on cells, DNA and proteins and how these are manipulated by researchers to discover new products. If you are a non-scientist who wants to better understand the science driving research and discovery, this class is the perfect place to start.

Intro to Genetic Engineering 50-minute online class

Introduction to Genetic Engineering explains the process and the power of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of genetic material (DNA). It is used extensively in research, drug discovery, drug development and biomanufacturing. Biotechnology is built on genetic engineering and therefore it is a “must know” topic for those who work in or with the biopharma industry.

Immunology 101 40-minute online class

Immunology 101 provides an overview of how the human immune system works. Understanding how the human body naturally fights disease is often the first step in creating novel therapeutics. Many of today’s blockbuster biologics are modifications of our immune system’s molecules and cells, including antibodies, T-cells, B-cells and cytokine inhibitors. If you are a non-scientist who wants to better understand the amazing immunotherapies that will play a large role in the next health care wave, Immunology 101 is the perfect place to start.

Immunology 201 55-minute online class

Immunology 201 builds on Immunology 101 class to give a detailed description of the two types of immune system, the non-specific and the specific immune systems. This class will put all the details of the immune system into practice, taking you on a journey from how disease occurs to how your body fights disease. By understanding this complex process, you will have a better understanding of how these steps are exploited by the biopharma industry to create cutting-edge immunotherapies in biotechnology.

Antibodies 52-minute online class

Antibodies examines the versatile role of antibodies in current biotechnology applications. It takes an in-depth look at antibody production for biotech applications and offers specific examples of antibodies used in research, therapeutic and diagnostic applications. To understand the biotechnology industry, you must appreciate the important and diverse role antibodies continue to play in health care.

Biosimilars 50-minute online class

Biosimilars provides an overview of the science, biomanufacturing technology, and regulatory requirements for receiving approval to market biosimilar products. The class begins by taking an in-depth look at the science, specifically how a therapeutic protein’s structure dictates its function. With this foundational knowledge, users understand how biomanufacturing conditions can alter a biosimilar, causing it to function differently than its reference product. This class ends with tested approaches that demonstrate biosimilarity which have been acceptable to the FDA and EMA.

Introduction to Gene Therapy 90-minute online class

Introduction to Gene Therapy provides a foundational understanding of the science and regulatory environment of this versatile therapeutic. Learn how gene therapy works, type of vectors used, and why/when certain vectors are employed; this course reviews the most important factors that determine which diseases should be targeted using gene therapy. As with any treatment, there are risks so Introduction to Gene Therapy ends with a look at the FDA approval process and how safety and efficacy are measured. Take Introduction to Gene Therapy and gain a basic understanding of gene therapy.