Face-to-Face Courses

Prescheduled, Signature Classes

Biotech Primer’s face-to-face signature classes are delivered on specific dates, in convenient locations throughout the U.S. With industry experts behind the podium and continuously updated materials, Biotech Primer provides the most relevant, engaging instruction anywhere. Deliverables include: a workbook, activities, and a certificate of attendance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the face-to-face classes held?
Throughout the US in major cities. Less frequently we hold classes in Canada and Australia.
How many people attend a face-to-face class?
Depending on space between 20-35 people attend.
Who Attends?
We have a diverse audience in experience, education, and job description. Attendees range from C-level executives to manufacturing shift-workers; those new to the industry to season veterans who may find themselves in a different position or with a new company. This mix of backgrounds extends the learning for all, since everyone has something to contribute to and learn from the group.
What is the dress code for the class?
The dress code for the courses is business casual. We do recommend that you dress in layers as the rooms can tend to be a little chilly and we often can’t control the temperature.
What time does the class start? End?
The doors open at 8:30 am and the class begins promptly at 9:00 am. There are breaks throughout the day and an hour lunch. Classes end at 4:30 pm.
Do you send out training materials prior to the class or do we get them when we arrive at the class?
Class materials are distributed at the beginning of the class. Just bring a pen (and your ID which you will need to enter most venues)!
Do we have to do pre-work prior to the class?
No pre-work is assigned.
What sorts of training materials do you provide?
We provide a customized spiral workbook specific to each class. The workbook includes all presented slides and each slide’s “Take Home Points” so you can focus on and retain the most important information. All labs, activities, and case studies are included in the workbook. Depending on the class, some workbooks include a glossary of biotech terms and others may include a list of commonly used acronyms.

With the purchase of any face-to-face course, we will register you to receive our WEEKLY e-newsletter so that you can use of all your new-found knowledge. The WEEKLY is sent to your in-box every Thursday and explains the science behind the headlines. (You may unsubscribe with one click at any time.)

Do you provide refreshments and snacks? Breakfast and lunch?
We provide coffee and water throughout the day and a box lunch for the afternoon meal. We do not provide breakfast. We regret that we cannot accommodate those with food allergies as our meals are catered and we cannot guarantee the catering facility is free from allergy causing agents. In most cases we provide vegetarian alternatives. Please contact us with any dietary questions.
Who are your instructors? What is their background?
Our instructors are dynamic, industry-experienced subject matter experts. In fact, this is what sets us apart from other training organizations – our instructors! Anyone can “learn the presentation” but our instructors can handle your most difficult questions.
Do I get a certificate for attending?
Each participant gets a certificate of attendance. To receive your certificate, you must first complete the electronic survey that is emailed to you at the end of the class. Once submitted you will receive your certificate by email.
Do you provide credit hours?
We do not provide credit hours, however if an organization has access to accreditation, we are certainly willing to sign needed documents to get someone their credit hours.
Do you provide face-to-face courses internationally?
We can provide face-to-face training internationally, but we do require a local lead organization to market the course. If you are unable to find an international class, consider taking our online courses. Our online learning is on demand, so it is available wherever you are located.
Do you provide discounts?
Some face-to-face classes are done in conjunction with a partner; most partners are membership organizations. Discounts are extended to members of that specific partner for that specific training.

We provide discounts for companies who send five or more registrants to one class if they are not members of the partner organization.

Do classes sell out? Are classes ever canceled?
Classes often sell out, so if you want to attend sign-up early. When that happens, we usually offer a waiting list for the class. From time to time, we do cancel classes because of low attendance. Prior to making flight arrangements, please contact us and inquire if the class is in danger of being cancelled. We do not refund any travel costs due to course cancellation.
What is your refund policy?
We do not refund purchases. However, if you cannot attend, you may send someone from your organization in your place. Please contact us with the name of your replacement so we can update our records.

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