Biotechnology Entrepreneurship - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128155851

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

2nd Edition

Leading, Managing and Commercializing Innovative Technologies

Editors: Craig Shimasaki
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155851
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 576
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Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Management: Leading, Managing and Commercializing Innovative Technologies, Second Edition presents the authoritative guide to biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, thus supporting 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, the book provides tested strategies and hard-won lessons from a leading board of educators and practitioners. It is an essential ‘how-to’ for anyone training for the biotech industry, from macro-to-micro.

Coverage ranges from the initial challenge of translating a technology idea into a working business case, securing angel investment, and managing all aspects of the result, including business valuation, business development, partnering, biological manufacturing, FDA approvals and regulatory requirements. Finally, this new edition includes insightful stories from successful entrepreneurs and new figures to help further explain concepts.

Key Features

  • Provides tested strategies and lessons in an engaging and user-friendly style that is supplemented by tailored pedagogy, training tips and overview sidebars
  • Includes case studies interspersed throughout that support key concepts and best practices
  • Contains new chapters on "Understanding and Negotiating a Term Sheet" and "Planning your Company Exit Strategy"


Graduate 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

Table of Contents

Section I: Understanding Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
1. What is Biotechnology Entrepreneurship?
2. A Biotechnology Entrepreneur’s Story - Advice to Entrepreneurs
3. A Biotechnology Entrepreneur's Story
4. Characteristics of Successful Biotechnology Leaders

Section II: Overview Of the Biotechnology Industry
5. Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology to Help Heal, Fuel and Feed the World
6. The Biotechnology Industry: An Engine of Innovation
7. Five Essential Elements for Growing Biotechnology Clusters

Section III: The Human Capital Component
8. Building, Managing and Motivating Great Teams
9. Building Human Relationship Networks

Section IV: The Technology Component
10. Understanding Biotechnology Product Sectors
11. Technology Opportunities: Evaluating the Idea
12. Commercialization of BioAgricultural Products
13. Understanding Biotechnology Business Models and Managing Risk

SECTION V: The Emerging-Stage Biotechnology Company
14. Company Formation, Ownership Structure and Securities Issues
15. Licensing the Technology: Biotechnology Commercialization Strategies Using University & Federal Labs
16. Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Biotechnology Innovations

SECTION VI: The Financial Capital Component
17. Sources of Capital and Investor Motivations
18. Securing Angel Capital and Understanding How Angel Networks Operate
19. Understanding and Securing Venture Capital
20. Company Valuation and Term Sheet Mechanics
21. How to Value Your Company and What is it Worth?
22. Your Business Plan and Presentation: Articulating Your Journey to Commercialization
23. Presenting to Investors Your Business Opportunity: What you need in an Investor Pitch Deck

SECTION VII: Biotechnology Product Development
24. Therapeutic Drug Development and Human Clinical Trials
25. Development and Commercialization of In Vitro Diagnostics: Applications for Companion Diagnostics
26. Regulatory Approval and Compliances for Biotechnology Products
27. The BioManufacturing of Biotechnology Products

SECTION VIII: Biotechnology Market Development
28. Biotech Products and Their Customers: Developing a Successful Market Strategy
29. Biotechnology Product Coverage, Coding, and Reimbursement Strategies
30. Getting the Word Out: Public Relations Strategies to Support Biotechnology Business Goals

Section IX: The Latter-Stage Biotechnology Company
31. Company Growth Stages and the Value of Corporate Culture
32. Biotechnology Business Development: The Art of a Deal
33. Biotech-Pharma Collaboration – A Strategic Tool: Case Study of Centocor
34. Forming Strategic Alliances in Biotech-Pharma
35. Exit Planning Strategy and Why You Need to Know
36. Ethical Considerations for Biotechnology Entrepreneurs
37. Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences Industry
38. TBD
39. TBD
40. Summary


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About the Editor

Craig Shimasaki

Dr. Craig Shimasaki is a scientist, businessperson, and serial entrepreneur, with over 30 years of biotechnology industry experience starting his career at Genentech. He co-founded four companies and also teaches biotechnology entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma. His desire is to teach and train future entrepreneurial leaders how to be successful.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEO, BioSource Consulting Group, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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