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Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

Starting, Managing, and Leading Biotech Companies

As an authoritative guide to biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Management supports the international community in training the biotechnology leaders of tomorrow.

Outlining fundamental concepts vital to graduate students and practitioners entering the biotech industry in management or in any entrepreneurial capacity, Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Management provides tested strategies and hard-won lessons from a leading board of educators and practitioners.

It provides a ‘how-to’ for individuals training at any level for the biotech industry, from macro to micro. Coverage ranges from the initial challenge of translating a technology idea into a working business case, through securing angel investment, and in managing all aspects of the result: business valuation, business development, partnering, biological manufacturing, FDA approvals and regulatory requirements.

An engaging and user-friendly style is complemented by diverse diagrams, graphics and business flow charts with decision trees to support effective management and decision making.


For grad students studying or interested in the translation of medical / life science research into applied products, commercialization of those technologies, and development of early stage companies. Associated professionals interested in business of biotech, or tangent issues of entrepreneurship and leadership.

Hardbound, 496 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-404730-3


  • 1. What is Biotechnology Entrepreneurship?

    2. Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

    3. What are the Characteristics of Successful Biotech Entrepreneurs

    4. Overview of the Global Biotechnology Industry

    5. Technology Innovation: A Solution Seeking a Problem to Solve

    6. Fundamentals of Building a Business vs. Managing a Product

    7. What is the Product’s Value Proposition?

    8. Licensing Technology and Pitfalls

    9. Intellectual Property Protection Strategies

    10. Biotech Products and Their Customers: Patient, Physician and Payor

    11. Source of Capital for Biotechnology Companies

    12. Market Strategies

    13. Product Development

    14. Building Financial Models

    15. Strategies for Human Clinical Trial Testing

    16. Regulatory Approval for Biotechnology Products

    17. Biomanufacturing and Downstream Processing

    18. IT, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in Biotech Products

    19. Company Growth Stages

    20. Finding and Motivating Your Team

    21. The Pitch: Investor, Partner

    22. Why Partnerships?

    23. Ethical and Societal Issues for Biotechnology


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