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Intro to Biotech is a course that explores the business considerations in biotech as well as basic biological processes that are foundational to the biopharma and life sciences industry. The course is divided into two parts: Intro to Business and Intro to Science. Intro to Business provides an overview of regulation through instruction, storytelling, and small group sessions. Topics such as market share, phases of development, patient population, and safety profile will be reviewed. Intro to Science focuses on the basics of cells and molecular biology that help students’ overall understanding of how a life science company operates. Lab work will also be implemented during in-person sessions.
Date & Time
Intro to Science – Thursday, September 14th, 2023 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Intro to Business – Friday, September 15th, 2023 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts. Class will start at 9:00 AM. We will have breaks in between.
This course will be held in-person. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result (72 hours prior) will be required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at this all day workshop.
Chief Executive Officer, Mellitus
Intro to Business
John Tagliamonte has more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership with responsibility for business development, finance, commercial and business operations, strategic planning, finance and legal functions with established and emerging public and private life sciences companies. As the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence with MassBio, he was responsible for forward-looking program content across the organization, while helping to develop the next generation of biotech entrepreneurs. He currently serves on the business advisory boards of therapeutic startups WntRx, Fractal, MarkTx, PhagePro and Tantu. Previously he led business development at Juniper, was Chief Business Officer of Oxyrane and held various executive business leadership roles at Anchor Therapeutics, ImmunoGen and Johnson & Johnson, as well as venture investing with Safeguard. He began his career as a scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute followed by global business unit management at Bio-Rad. Mr. Tagliamonte received his M.B.A. from Boston College and his B.S. in molecular biology from Tufts University.
Atul Deshpande, Ph.D., MBA
Chief Strategy Officer, Peptilogics
Intro to Business
Atul Deshpande is the Chief Strategy Officer at Peptilogics, a clinical stage AI/ML driven peptide therapeutics company, where he is responsible for corporate strategy and business development. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive Officer of IMMEDIATE Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotech company dedicated to developing safe and effective therapeutic solutions to reduce heart muscle damage and prevent cardiac arrest in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), the most common cause of death and morbidity across the world. Atul spent 3 years in China as the Head of Asia Pacific R&D strategy to bring the global portfolio to China with minimal drug lag. Before Sanofi, Atul worked as a management consultant for 9 years on projects across the value chain of pharma. Atul holds a Ph.D. from UC Irvine in Neuroscience and a post-doc from UCLA.