A biotech manager's handbook lays out - in a simple, straightforward manner - for the manager or would-be entrepreneur the basic principles of running a biotech company. Most managers in biotechnology companies are working in their first company or in their first managerial role. Their expertise and experience in the scientific part of the work can be taken as a given but there is a whole range of other skills to be learned and areas of expertise to come to terms with. Small companies do not have big budgets to hire people or time to become an expert in so many areas. The book starts by outlining the state of the biopharmaceutical industry and goes on to explain the importance of planning (no matter what the size of the company). Succeeding chapters deal with the basics of intellectual property, perspectives from a university technology transfer office and how to raise some initial funding from an investor and entrepreneur.

Key Features

  • No other 'how to' manual exists for this sector
  • Written by a range of expert professionals in each area, all in one book
  • Is the only 'bench to bedside' book covering the whole spectrum of development


Biotechnologists in areas away from major biotech clusters; Managers/entrepreneurs of biotech companies; Pharmaceutical MBA candidates

Table of Contents


List of figures and tables

About the Editors and Contributors

Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine



Chapter 1: The bioscience sector: challenges and opportunities

Chapter 2: Academic innovation: so you want to be a bio-entrepreneur?

Chapter 3: Leadership and you

Chapter 4: Managing self, situations and stress

Chapter 5: It's all in the plan

Chapter 6: Exploring funding routes for therapeutics firms

Chapter 7: Raising funds and managing finances

Chapter 8: Introduction to intellectual property

Chapter 9: Managing projects and portfolios in R&D: why and how

Chapter 10: Successful registration of new therapies in the EU and USA

Chapter 11: Clinical trials: design and practice

Chapter 12: Business development: starting out

Chapter 13: Business development: to the deal and beyond

Chapter 14: Conclusions and final thoughts



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