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An Essential Overview of the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries Training Course

This programme will give you an invaluable overview of the pharmaceutical industry, from discovery of the molecule through development to marketing.

16 Sep 2022

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Course overview

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are both complex and developing at a rapid pace. This intensive one-day course will give you an invaluable overview, refresher and update on all the important aspects from discovery of the molecule through development to marketing. The interactive programme will provide a step-by-step understanding of the main areas of drug development and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of key departments and how they work and interact together. You will be given a comprehensive glossary of the most commonly used industry terms, which will be a useful reference to help you get to grips with the technical terminology and jargon.

There will be interactive discussion sessions throughout the day, led by our expert course leader, and you will come away with a good knowledge of the structure and function of these industries.

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to all those looking to develop their knowledge of how the pharma/biotech industries work. It will be particularly helpful for those wanting to understand what other departments do, for new staff working in the industry and for non-scientific and administrative personnel.

Why you should attend

  • Increase your understanding of the pharma/biotech industries
  • Develop your knowledge of the stages of drug development from drug discovery through to marketing
  • Get to grips with the phases of clinical trials, regulatory processes and pharmacovigilance requirements
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of key departments and how they work together
  • Demystify the technical terminology and jargon


Laura Brown (More...)

Dr Laura Brown is a pharmaceutical management consultant and Senior Lecturer of the MSc in Clinical Research at the School of Pharmacy, University of Cardiff and course director MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA. Laura has more than 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has held senior positions with companies such as GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She regularly writes on pharmaceutical drug development and regulatory issues including ‘The Planning of International Drug Development’ in the Clinical Research Manual and ‘The Impact of Brexit’ in the RQA journal.

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NEW higher discounts for booking multiple places - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate
  • 50% off the 4th delegate
16 Sep 2022
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16 Sep 2022
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GBP 599 499
EUR 859 719
USD 970 814
Until 12 Aug*
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We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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  • Bayer Public Limited Company
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  • Brecon Anderson UK Ltd
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Chugai Pharma UK Ltd
  • Commericial Service
  • Digiweb Ltd
  • Eisai Limited
  • FFG-Austrian Research Promotion Agency
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Iksuda Therapeutics
  • Intercept Pharma Europe Ltd
  • Janssen
  • MHRA
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Europe
  • Norgine
  • ONO Pharma
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Pharmacovigilance Matters Limited
  • Pharmiweb Solutions
  • PharSafer
  • Presspart
  • Probiotics International Ltd.
  • SSPC Pharmaceutical Research Centre
  • TauRx Therapeutics Ltd
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited

very well presented... It was a good mix of presentation and interactive work.

Alicia Ladwig, Market Intelligence Manager, HELM AG, Mar 22

All fine

Jusna Begum, Medical Operations Coordinator, GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, May 21

I was impressed and happy with the content, presentation and speakers. [Laura] was very good and the training was interesting and even though it was a full day, it never felt boring or dull.

Cleagh Sinclair, Associate Director Business Development, Certara Germany GmbH, May 21

Nice and interesting presentation

Charlotte Billy, Biostatatiscien, Ceva Santé Animal, May 21

A very well run course, speaker was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Sarah Robbins, HR Advisor, PCI Pharma Services, May 21

The course exceeded my expectations. The course tutor was fantastic, covering a lot of information with a great tone, humour (at the right times) and interaction throughout. I really enjoyed the course and would recommend to others. Overall, an excellent day's training, managed very well by an obvious industry expert, with a great opportunity to network with industry people.

Andrew Veevers, Learning Development Manager, Brecon Anderson UK Ltd, Oct 19

I enjoyed the course and particularly liked the small group and interactive exercises. It was very useful in terms of content and information, well presented, speaker was good and had a lot of knowledge on the subject.

Andria Pelava, Development Scientist, Iksuda Therapeutics, Oct 19

Laura is great, very engaging and knowledgeable! I really enjoyed this training and will recommend it to my colleagues!

Katarzyna Mendela, Finance Assistant, PSE Ltd, Oct 19

Laura was very attentive to the delegates' diverse work experiences and expectations and so knowledgeable!

Catherine Jeannot, Language Teacher-Pharmacy Faculty, Université Paris Sud, Nov 18

The course was well organised, covered all areas of interest. The speaker had a lot of knowledge on the subject and she delivered the information well.

Yulia Degtyareva, Scientist, Philips, Nov 18

The speaker was very engaging, easy to listen to and made the course content easy to understand for newcomers - no jargon!

Tasmin Morgan, Operations Manager, Ridge Pharma, Nov 18

A clear presentation . Speaker was pertinent and has an expert knowledge in pharmaceutical industry, updates the current events

Lingling DAI, Business Development Manager, LFB Biomedicament, Nov 18

I found the course very informative and enjoyable, Laura was very knowledgeable and made everything easy to understand.

Emily MacKenzie, Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager, British Society for Rheumatology, Nov 18

Very well organised course, with a very knowledgable and friendly presenter giving clear and concise information. Very useful to people new to the industry and a good revision for others.

Shona Rhydderch, Analytical Chemist, TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, Nov 17

Very enjoyable overall, I feel this will help my learning and development

Tanya Killick, Medical Administrative Associate, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited, Nov 17