Boston University School of Law

HM717 Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics: New Challenges, Strategies and Execution

HM 717 ( F1)  R 6:00 PM-9:00 PM 
3 cr., Fall 
Professor Philip 
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This course will examine issues and opportunities in life sciences including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices sectors and the life sciences service industry supporting these sectors. The course will investigate who manages these companies and what are the strategies that are used to build successful enterprises. There will be a review of the expertise that is needed in these companies or that must be out-sourced including development, manufacturing, marketing and finance. The principals governing the industry including patent law, regulatory and FDA compliance will be addressed. Formerly titled: Bio-Pharma and Medical Device Companies: Strategies, Solutions and Execution.


REMINDER: This is a GSM course. Students cannot register through WebReg. Registration for the spring section will not open until the fall. Students who register for the class and want law credit must add the course to their law transcript by completing an add form at the Law Registrar's Office before the end of the add/drop period for that semester.

NOTE: The LAW credit equivalent will be determined by the Registrar's Office. The course and grade will appear on the transcript, however the grade is not factored into the law g.p.a.