A half day course covering the structure and commercial environment of the biopharmaceutical industry including key technical aspects of the drug development process. This is a good opportunity for non-scientists to build overarching knowledge of this sector. Although the course is aimed primarily at those without a scientific background, the overview of the industry structure and processes will still be useful for scientists and engineers who wish to familiarise themselves with the industry. Whether your company supplies the industry or you are an R&D company with non-scientific staff, giving your team greater insight into the bioscience world will pay dividends. It will improve confidence for staff in handling future projects within the biopharmaceutical industry. The course is delivered by Dr Edward Zanders of PharmaGuide Ltd, Cambridge, UK, a company specialising in technical training for non-scientists, in conjunction with OBN. What will the course cover? * Overview of drug discovery and development in the biopharmaceutical industry * The drug discovery pipeline from target discovery to the marketing of the product * Commercial aspects of drug development * The pharmaceuticals marketplace, financial and regulatory issues * Organisation of the industry * Large pharma to small biotechs, contract research organisations, academia Ticket Prices: OBN Member – £250 +VAT Non-Member – £350 +VAT Venue and Timings The course will take place at The Innovation Centre, 99 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxford, OX14 4RY, on 12 March from 13.30-17.30. If you have a course enquiry please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0845 5215 222.