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Drug Discovery of Biologics Primer 101

Drug Discovery of Biologics Primer 101 is a must-have class for those new to medicines derived from living organisms. It delves deep into the five-step drug discovery process, spanning target identification and verification to candidate identification, validation, and optimization. This class reveals the utility of in silico, in vitro, and in vivo disease models in elucidating functional pharmacology activity. Drug Discovery of Biologics Primer 101 ends by demonstrating how the data analysis is used to make crucial candidate drug ‘go’ or ‘no-go’ decisions. Seize this opportunity to learn the fundamentals of biologics drug discovery. Reserve your spot now! 

Section 1: Overview

Lists the steps of the drug discovery, development and commercialization process, including activities, costs and timing generally associated with each stage.

Section 2: Early Selection, Target ID, and IgG Subtypes

Compares and contrasts properties of both small and large molecule drugs. This section also reviews antibody production, selection, and humanization. It ends with target identification processes and antibody screening considerations.

Section 3: Affinity Maturation and PharmaceuticalLiabilities

Explains antibody therapeutic classes, includes immune checkpoint inhibitors, and explains why these medications are important.

Five Takeaways


  1. List the five steps of drug discovery and state each purpose.
  2. Explain the methodologies of target identification and validation.
  3. Discuss the selection considerations for a large molecule to become a drug candidate.
  4. Describe the assays and the results needed to select a drug candidate.
  5. Explain the importance of lead candidate optimization before preclinical development.

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  • How long do I have to complete an on-demand course?  You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. During that year, you may watch the class an unlimited number of times.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course in one year?  There are no time extensions. If you want to complete the course, you must purchase it again.
  • How long are the on-demand classes?  Our longest course has a running time of 90 minutes. However, most have a running time of 45 minutes.  The running time is listed for each class on its registration page. The assessment at the end of each course takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • Are there any downloadable class materials? No. All course slides and transcripts remain on your Biotech Primer dashboard, but they are always available for review.
  • What is the format of the on-demand classes?  The online class begins with the class objectives and the course itself and ends with a summary of what you learned. The course is a series of images and text accompanied by a professional voice-over and subtitles. Subtitles are available in 9 languages. The course ends with a quiz to assess your understanding.
  • Can I repeat the course?  You can repeat the course as often as you like within your one-year access.
  • How many times can I take the course quiz?  You have three chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 75% or higher. You must pass the quiz to receive the class certificate. Your quiz score will be shown on your class certificate.
  • May I share a course I purchased with others?  Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you want to learn as a group, please contact us at for group pricing.
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