Course title
Industrializing Biotechnology

tanaka hideho
Class name
Industrializing Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Regenerative Medicin
  • GM Food
  • R&D Management
Course description
  Biotechnology related business is one of the most important and promising business in 21st century. Although pharmaceuticals business is the biggest market for bio so far, it is anticipated that genetically modified food and regenerative medicine would become big business soon. This course deals such business and technology to evoke new business idea. Also, this course explain research and development management of high-technology bio industry.

  Expecting student who are not familiar with basic biology, plain explanation of genetics and developmental biology will be included during the course.
Purpose of class
Purpose of this course is to be able to plan new bio-related business by understanding of the basics of biotechnology and its current business.
Goals and objectives
  1. to understand bio-related business
  2. to know the characteristic of technology management of bio-industry
  3. to gain knowledge that is needed とseize the business opportunity of bio-related business
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. (face-to-face class)
Outline of bio-business and hot topics

to understand the outline of bio-business and its possible growth in near future
Surveying the relationship between your business and bio-related business 180minutes
2. (face-to-face class/e-learning)
Biology to understand bio-business 1: Genetics

Basic of the work and role of genes which is needed to understand bio-business. Plain explanation.
Reading introductory book if needed 180minutes
3. (face-to-face class)
Characteristics of pharmaceuticals business

Pharmaceuticals business as the major industry of bio-related business
Review the class 180minutes
4. (face-to-face class/e-learning)
Research ad Development of pharmaceuticals business

Pharmaceuticals R&D as an example of high-technology R&D
Reading case material 180minutes
5. (face-to-face class)
Biology to understand bio-business 2: Developmental Biology

Basic of the work and role of cells which is needed to understand bio-business. Plain explanation.
Reading introductory book if needed 180minutes
6. (face-to-face class/e-learning)
Regenerative medicine business

Basic technology and application of regenerative medicine business as represented by the application of iPS cells
Reading case material 180minutes
7. (face-to-face class)
Guest speaker from the company of state-of-the-art biotechnology
Review the class 180minutes
8. (face-to-face class)Date of the class will be announced in the first class

Review of bio-business and examination
Review the entire class 180minutes
9. - - 180minutes
10. - - 180minutes
11. - - 180minutes
12. - - 180minutes
13. - - 180minutes
14. - - 176minutes
15. - - 180minutes
Total. - - 2696minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

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Evaluation method and criteria
Class contribution 40%, examination 60%
Textbooks and reference materials
  "LIFE" 8th edition, chapter 2,3 and 4. this is not a textbook but just reference material if needed.
You may refer about introductory material if needed.
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Before and after each class
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Tue Jul 25 04:01:46 JST 2017