BioVentures: Early Stage

Designed for business leaders interested in Bioventures, this program focuses on the early stages of product development in the life sciences business sector.

Take a product from conception to commercialization to drive business innovation in the life sciences sector.

Program Description

Learn how to navigate the complex world of Bioventures in this rigorous program for business leaders. Through a blend of lecture-based learning and interactive case discussions, you will develop a deeper understanding of clinical problems, solution creation and early-stage product development in the context of regulatory and stakeholder requirements. Explore business opportunities as you gain competency in a wide range of key issues, including the methodology of strategic clinical problem-solving and core elements of early product development. You’ll also learn to identify, assess and address ethical issues associated with innovating clinical technologies.

The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).

None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



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Program Tuition: $9,000

In This Program

Learn about the stages and key issues in early product development, including needs finding, ethnographic research, regulatory requirements, prototype design, concept generation and refinement, market opportunity and segmentation analysis
Experience a unique clinical shadowing opportunity and conduct a clinical observation under the guidance of a clinician from the University of Utah
Study disease-state fundamentals and treatment landscapes
Learn about the challenges associated with the clinical introduction of new medical technologies, including issues with market analysis and business plan development
Discuss financial topics including market analysis, financial modeling and healthcare reimbursement
Study intellectual property fundamentals, design processes and prototype development
Understand regulatory fundamentals, hazard analysis and risk management
Learn about bench testing, animal studies, clinical trials, ethics and usability testing