What is BDC?

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Introducing the Biomedical Discoveryand Commercialization program

The Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program is a new, limited enrollment offering by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with key contributions from the School of Business. The training program will encompass level III and IV of undergraduate studies as well as a 12-month course-based Master program. The latter will include a 4 to 8 month internship in the health sciences sector. This limited enrollment program will afford a unique educational experience for students seeking first-rate training in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on drug discovery and development.

Advanced training in biomedical discovery will come from accomplished research faculty who will provide individual mentorship in cutting-edge research investigations, and award-winning professors in the School of Business will instruct students in the fundamentals of commerce. At the nexus of science and business, the program will reach out in an extraordinary way to the commercial health sciences sector for its participation, both as guest lecturers in the classroom and as mentors in the community. In all, innovative educational methods using experiential, inquiry and team based learning approaches will be a hallmark for this exciting new program. Thus, students will benefit from a vanguard, multi-disciplinary educational experience aimed at positioning graduates for career success in the health sciences sector.

“We hope to create a new training paradigm, which provides tangible exposure to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.”

Where will a career in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization take you?

Envision your future
in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization

Graduates of the BDC program will be well positioned to:

  • Work within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors on discovery, preclinical and clinical research, business development, marketing and sales.
  • Careers in related industries such as venture finance, intellectual property, and government regulatory and research organizations.
  • Build new businesses in the pharmaceutical, life science and biotech sectors.
  • Continue onto grad school for advanced training in biomedical sciences
    to provide a further edge in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sectors.

What Can Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Offer You?

INDUSTRY Experience

By combining first-rate biomedical training with exposure to business curriculum in the DeGroote School of Business, we’re creating a new training paradigm which provides tangible exposure to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.

Diverse Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be well positioned to work within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors on discovery, preclinical and clinical research, business development, marketing and sales.

Valuable Internships

One of the key components to the BDC program is the tangible exposure to the community of biomedicine, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors through internships as well as co-teaching by key industry members.

Cutting Edge Training

There are very few programs in all of North America that train scientists to have an appreciation of business principles and to gain experience through internships and community interaction.

Passionate Mentors

Throughout its development we’ve been witness to tremendous interest in the program not only from students but also from key players in the health science sector eager to participate.

Multidisciplinary Training

Complementing our superior biomedical training, students will explore the world of business as it relates to biomedical technologies with courses in marketing, accounting information and finance for entrepreneurs.