Professional Development

Georgia Bio has partnered with MassBioEd on their fall schedule of Professional Training Courses, which includes new offerings! Taught by expert instructors, MassBioEd’s online courses are tailored to ensure the content and format maximize interaction and engagement. As a member of Georgia Bio, you are eligible for the MassBio Member discount. Sign up with the discount here.

September 28 - October 2, 2020

Transitioning to Leader, For New Managers

Provides participants with a clear understanding of the leader-manager they aim to be and the essential skills and strategies to help them get there. Approaches to effective communication and how to foster collaboration among teams, both remotely and in-person are discussed. Participants will also learn the fundamentals for interviewing and hiring, and more.

October 5-9, 2020

Science of Biotech 101

Designed for the non-scientist as a survey of the basic biological processes that are foundational to the biopharma and life sciences industry. You will apply your new understanding of basic cell and molecular biology to the work of most life sciences companies that research and develop therapies and products that improve lives, enhance agriculture, and decrease the dependence on fossil fuels.

October 13-16, 2020

Advancing Leadership Skills, For Experienced Managers

Focuses on how leaders can drive performance and positively shape the culture of the workplace to maximize employee and stakeholder engagement. Participants engage in activities and learn the skills needed to address common coaching challenges. Participants will also learn how to manage effective team communication and facilitate productive meetings remotely.

October 13-29, 2020

Biotechnology Project Management

Examines critical aspects of project management, including an overview of the drug development process and regulatory agencies. Participants learn to use tools and strategies for working in a team environment to analyze risk, allocate resources, track projects, resolve conflicts, make decisions, and manage management and teams. Experiential learning labs, class participation, and real-world examples are used to maximize educational learning.

October 19-23, 2020

Business of Biotech 101

Explores the business considerations that drive company strategies. Students will be provided with foundational information about the BioPharma industry and regulation via instruction, storytelling, and breakout group discussions. Industry ethics will be discussed, with emphasis on historical precedents. The course touches on topics such as market share, phases of development, patient population, and safety profile. A high-level overview of Research and Development, including pre-clinical through market approval will also reviewed.

October 20-22, 2020

Building Self-Awareness & Improving Personal Effectiveness

Helps participants build effective interpersonal skills and provides tools for objective and subjective self-evaluation – both critical to success in the biotech industry. Through a combination of discussion, demonstration, group exercises, peer and coach feedback, homework and substantial practice, individuals will learn to identify their own communication strengths and will work on developing the areas that need improvement.

October 26-30, 2020

Presenting with Persuasion, Clarity & Strength

Provides professionals key skills to speak in a clear, comfortable, and confident manner. Whether presenting internally or externally, telling your story effectively, delivering meaningful messages, being persuasive, and speaking confidently in a variety of settings takes skill development and practice. The workshop will be interactive, with practice, role playing, and exercises.

November 2-6, 2020

Transitioning to Leader, For New Managers

Provides participants with a clear understanding of the leader-manager they aim to be and the essential skills and strategies to help them get there. Approaches to effective communication and how to foster collaboration among teams, both remotely and in-person are discussed. Participants will also learn the fundamentals for interviewing and hiring, and more.

November 9-13, 2020

Advancing Leadership Skills, For Experienced Managers

Focuses on how leaders can drive performance and positively shape the culture of the workplace to maximize employee and stakeholder engagement. Participants engage in activities and learn the skills needed to address common coaching challenges. Participants will also learn how to manage effective team communication and facilitate productive meetings remotely.

November 30 - December 4, 2020

From Molecule to Market: R&D And Regulatory Considerations

Builds on the business overview of the "Business of Biotech 101” course. This course delivers an outline of Clinical, Regulatory, and Quality considerations and practices. Attendees will be provided foundational information about the BioPharma industry and regulations via instruction, storytelling, and breakout group discussions. Industry ethics will be discussed, with emphasis on historical precedents. The course will explore the decision-making process by touching on relevant topics such as market share and phases of development.

December 3-8, 2020

Science of Biotech 101

Designed for the non-scientist as a survey of the basic biological processes that are foundational to the biopharma and life sciences industry. You will apply your new understanding of basic cell and molecular biology to the work of most life sciences companies that research and develop therapies and products that improve lives, enhance agriculture, and decrease the dependence on fossil fuels.

December 7-11, 2020

Business of Biotech 101

Explores the business considerations that drive company strategies. Students will be provided with foundational information about the BioPharma industry and regulation via instruction, storytelling, and breakout group discussions. Industry ethics will be discussed, with emphasis on historical precedents. The course touches on topics such as market share, phases of development, patient population, and safety profile. A high-level overview of Research and Development, including pre-clinical through market approval will also reviewed.

Ongoing

English Coaching For Non-Native Speakers

Offers coaching for non-U.S.-born life sciences professionals with in-depth training on ways to become more confident communicating inside and outside of their organization. Classes incorporate key soft skills using role plays of common workplace situations that take students out of their comfort zones. Session are scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor.

Biotech Primer Inc., in partnership with BIO, offers on-demand online classes that can be taken anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. Biotech Primer delivers current, relevant training to help professionals understand the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Molecular Diagnostics, and Medical Device industries.

Manufacturing

AAV Gene Therapy Manufacturing

AAV Gene Therapy Manufacturing describes the manufacturing and control process for AAV viral vectors...

Biotech for Non-Scientists

Antibodies

Examine the versatility of antibodies in current biotech applications and take an in-depth look at...

Biosafety

Basic Disinfection Practices for Tissue Culture Laboratories

Introduces disinfection methods for laboratories working with infectious agents.

Biotech for Non-Scientists

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist

This is an intensive course that explains the foundational science that forms the backbone of biopharma. 

Manufacturing

Biomanufacturing

Introduces the intricacies and difficulties involved in manufacturing biologics.

Business of Biotech

Biopharma Business Acumen

This course explores financial vehicles, intellectual property law, life cycle management choices, and drug pricing challenges.

Biosafety

Biosafety Basics

Provides an introductory framework to the practices and principles when working with infectious...

Biotech for Non-Scientists

Biosimilars

Explains the science, biomanufacturing technology, and regulatory requirements for receiving approval...

Drug Development

Clinical Development 101: General Principles

Learn the various regulatory elements that must be performed throughout Phases I-IV trials.

Drug Development

Clinical Development 201: Phase I

Explores the purpose, design, and conduct of Phase I trials.

Drug Development

Clinical Development 301: Phase II/III

Considers the purpose, design, and conduct of Phase II and III clinical trials.

Drug Development

Clinical Development 401: Phase IV

Surveys the ongoing post-approval clinical assessments required by regulatory agencies.

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Diagnostic Development & Approval

Showcases the regulatory pathways for different categories of diagnostics, emphasizing the difference...

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Diagnostics' Role in Medicine Today

Build your diagnostic acumen and learn the science behind personalized medicine, and how companion...

Drug Development

Drug Discovery of Biologics

Drug Discovery of Biologics explains the steps involved in discovering new biologics, with a special...

Drug Development

Drug Discovery of Small Molecules

Explains the steps involved in discovering, validating and optimizing new therapeutics.

Biosafety

Elements of a Biorisk Management Program

Learn the major practices and principles, as well as the tools necessary for organizations to integrate...

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

How Diagnostic Tests Work: DNA-Based Diagnostics

Explains the molecular science and technology used in a common set of diagnostic tools, including...

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

How Diagnostic Tests Work: Protein-Based Diagnostics

Develop an understanding of antibody-based diagnostics and learn how to interpret results, knowledge...

Biotech for Non-Scientists

Immunology 101

Learn how the human immune system works to better understand how the body fights disease both naturally...

Biotech for Non-Scientists

Immunology 201

Learn how the two types of immunity work to better understand how the biopharma industry exploits nature...

Biosafety

Introduction to Biosafety Cabinets

Provides an overview of safe operation and work practices, proper decontamination methods, and a...

Biotech for Non-Scientists

Introduction to Genetic Engineering

Explains the process and power of genetic engineering.

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Medical Device Approval & Commercialization

Learn the diverse best practices accompanying a successful regulatory outcome, including manufacture...

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Medical Device Development

Provides a detailed look at the 5 stages of medical device development.

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Medical Device Overview & Regulation

Explore the diversity of the medical device industry and learn the pathway to medical device approval...

Biosafety

NIH Recombinant DNA Compliance

Learn how to comply with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.

Biosafety

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations

Details OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Regulations and how to properly integrate them.

Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Introduces the complex processes of manufacturing, packaging and transporting small molecule drugs.

Drug Development

Preclinical Development

Focuses on both small and large molecule drug safety assessments and regulatory requirements.

Biotech for Non-Scientists

The Biology of Biotech

Understand the biopharma industry by focusing on cells, DNA and proteins and how these are manipulated...

Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Statistical Features of Diagnostics

Learn how to calculate variability, sensitivity and specificity and how each is used to determine...

Biosafety

Working with Animals

Focuses on the special considerations of working safely with laboratory animals.