BioBriefing is a one-day, fast-paced course giving a high-level overview of the key science concepts required for understanding basic biotechnology applications. Using industry examples, participants will learn the specifics of stratified medicine, companion diagnostics, biosimilars, therapeutic antibodies and immunotherapies. BioBriefing helps participants gain an understanding of the fundamental terms and therapeutic concepts needed to navigate the rapidly changing biotechnology industry.

Biology: The Basis of Biotech 9:00-10:15
Biotechnology Defined
Healthcare Sectors: Biotech, Pharma, Diagnostics, Medical Device
Goals of Biotechnology
Cell Structure & Function
Proteins: Critical to Cellular Function
Cell Communication: Cell Signaling Pathways

Break 10:15-10:30

DNA: Biotech’s Blueprint 10:30-11:30
DNA Structure & Function
Chromosomes & Genes
How DNA Codes for Protein
Protein Structure & Function
Proteome & Drug Discovery
Lab: DNA Isolation & Extraction

Genetic Variation 11:30-12:30
Alleles
Mutations: Source of Genetic Variation
Genetic Basis of Disease
Stratified Medicine
Companion Diagnostics
Activity: Genetic Variation Taste Test

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Making Biologics 1:30-2:45
Plasmids
Recombinant DNA
Production Platforms: Genetically Engineered Cells
Recombinant Protein Therapeutics
Fusion Protein Therapeutics
Biosimilars

Break 2:45-3:00

Immunology & Immunotherapies 3:00-4:15
Inflammation
T-Cells & B-Cells
Polyclonal & Monoclonal Antibodies
Humanized vs Fully Human Antibodies
Bispecific Antibodies
Monoclonal Antibodies as Therapeutics
Antibody-Drug Conjugates
Checkpoint Inhibitors
CART

Q&A|Review 4:15-4:30

Please note you will receive all course materials, including a workbook, when you arrive at the class. We do not send materials prior to the class start date.


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