Saturday, 3 March 2012

ENTERPRENEURSHIP IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND IPR , SEMESTER IV, MSc. BIOTECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM- 2009-2011


401: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BIOTECHNOLOGY & IPR
(Optional 2)

Unit 1

1. Creativity & Entrepreneurial personality and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology
2. Organizational structure & Management
3. Capital Management
4. Product innovation and management
5. Government schemes for commercialization of technology (Eg.
Biotech Consortium)

Unit 2

1. Basics of production management: Methods of manufacturing-Project/Jobbing, Batch
Production, Flow/Continuous production, process production-Characteristics of each
method. Plant location-Importance-Factors affecting location-factory Building-Plant
layout-Installation of Facilities.
2. Operational Research: Linear Programming, PERT and CPM; Production Planning &
Control-Scheduling-Gantt Charts-Documentation-Production Work Order.
3. Basics of material management
4. Personnel management Eg, Communication skills; Managerial and personal, training
etc.

Unit 3

1. Kaizen (Continuous improvement in product & management)
2. Six Sigma
3. Biotech enterprises: Small, Medium & Large
4. Quality control in Biotech industries

Unit 4

1. Govt. regulations for biotech products
2. Public policy, regulatory and ethical challenges facing the biotechnology
entrepreneurship
3. Business development for medical products
4. Business development for consumable products

Unit 5

1. Patenting System: WTO, Paris Convention, Indian Legislations
2. Intellectual Property: A. Copy Right & Industrial Properties, Trademarks, Designs,
Geographical Indications
3. IPR & Technology transfer, Role of patentee & Licensor
4. Patent process & Patent laws & e-filing
Practical Exercises: Appropriate exercises based on theory

References

Innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology: Concepts, theories & cases by D. Hyne &
John Kapeleris, 2006
The Business of Biotechnology: From the Bench to the Street: By Richard Dana Ono
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991
Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology: Managing for growth from start-up: By Martin Gross
mann, 2003.
Best Practices in Biotechnology Education: By Yali Friedman
Published by Logos Press, 2008. 356 pages
Plant Development and Biotechnology: By Robert Nicholas Trigiano, Dennis John Gray;
Published by CRC Press, 2004, 358 pages

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