Biotech Demystified: The Science Behind the Business

Organization: Rady Center for Executive Development

Venue: Rady Center for Executive Development

Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2013 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
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About the Program

This course, intended for non-scientist business professionals in the Biotech and Pharma industries, provides participants with a practical understanding of the basic science powering their businesses, giving them the essential tools needed to succeed in today's life science industries.This course provides executives and decision makers with a practical understanding of the basic science powering the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

San Diego is one of the nation’s top-ranking biotech centers and is home to more than 500 biotech and four major research institutions. This course is offered through the Rady School of Management in collaboration with UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Program Topics

  • Science fundamentals
  • Cell biology and molecular biology
  • Stem cell research
  • Personalized medicine and drug delivery
  • Cancer and therapeutic approaches
  • Biosimilars and biobetters
  • Genetic and genome mapping
  • Hands-on lab experience with DNA testing

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and executives
  • Venture capitalists and angel investors
  • Service providers including attorneys, insurance brokers, real estate professionals
  • Business development executives
  • Consultants
  • Marketing and sales professionals
  • Government officials
  • Executive recruiters
  • Journalists covering related industries


“I still can’t get over all of the excitement from the week. It was a great learning experience.”

— Senior Director, 

“I have spent years in the industry, but for the first time I learned about terms used in areas like genomics, pharmaceutical development and immunology. The courses on DNA testing were fascinating. For business people who want to speak intelligently to professional scientists, this course is hugely helpful.”

— Chief Engineer, .


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La Jolla
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Rady Center for Executive Development

Conference Speakers

Brookie Best Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy and Pediatrics, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   Williams Ettouati Director of Industry Relations and Development, Professor, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   Randy Hampton Professor of Biology, UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences; Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Consultant   Jean Wang Professor of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center Biology   Steve Wasserman Professor, UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences

Additional Information

Featured Companies   Amgen Alexandria Real Estate Amylin Pharmaceuticals Becton Dickinson Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. Deutsche Bank DPR Construction Eli Lilly and Company GE Healthcare Genentech Microsoft Morgan Stanley New York City EDC Equities Paperboy Ventures Paris/Henry County EDC Pfizer Silicon Valley Bank Turner Construction Company