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Under the Microscope: The Biotechnology Industry (Short Course)

Date & Time
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

About the Course

This 10-hour course will provide a comprehensive introduction to bioscience industries. Students will explore the inner workings of biotechnology and pharmaceutics and identify the basic elements necessary for the development and commercialization of life-saving medicines and equipment. Students will discuss real-life case studies and have the opportunity to evaluate a biotech company. Additional topics that will be covered include intellectual property, marketing strategies, manufacturing compliance & regulations, preclinical & clinical product development, business and technology management, entrepreneurship, and corporate culture.


Classes will be held May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, & June 25 (Thursdays) from 5:00-7:00pm. The course will meet via GoTo Webinar. There is no cost to students.

Please note that this short course is expected to be completed in its entirety and that you must commit to attending all 5 sessions. The previous class’s attendance will be used to send out the joining info for the next class. Your circumstances may change, especially during this challenging time, so please email the office at if you miss a class so you will receive an email for the next one.


Eric Vieira, PhD
Director of Strategic Collaborations, Columbia Engineering

Former sell-side biotech analyst and tech development specialist


(each with case studies)

Class 1 (May 28): Commercializing Science
Class 2 (June 4): Introduction to Product Development
Class 3 (June 11): R&D Portfolio Management
Class 4 (June 18): Understanding Markets
Class 5 (June 25): Funding R&D

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for the course, please submit a brief letter of interest and your CV through GC Connect no later than Friday, May 15. The course can be found in the “Jobs” section under job number 6689. Your letter of interest should outline what you hope to gain from attending this course and how it will advance your career and professional goals. If you have not previously used GC Connect, please consult our GC Connect user instructions.

If you have any questions or have trouble uploading your materials to GC Connect, please email our office at

Applications are due by Friday, May 15.


*This course is generously funded by the CUNY Central Office’s Career Success & Workforce Development Initiative.


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