This course will be an introduction to corporate development in life sciences. The goal of these lectures is for the students to familiarize themselves and understand the fundamental basics of what it takes to start, grow and sell a business in the life sciences space.  The lectures will be focused on the following topics:

Lecture 1 & 2: Research Collaboration, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property

Lecture 3 & 4: Corporate Finance, Non-Dilutive Funding, Strategic Financing

Lecture 4 & 5: Business Plan, Co-Developments Agreement, Merger and Acquisitions.  

Students will be graded on participation and on a written business proposal

Note: This is a co-curricular topic and cannot be used for credit.

Coordinator: Dr. Frederic Sweeney
Dates: Mondays, August 13, 20, 27, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each day
Place: Medical Sciences Building, #3174 for all sessions except August 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p. m. which is held in MSB #3281
Enrollment: Class size is limited to 15 students