Education 

SPARK meet every Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00PM. These sessions alternate between project updates and educational lectures taught by SPARK advisors and experts. The curriculum reflects the needs of our entrepreneurial and scientific community.

The SPARK team has added a new Educational Forum on Entrepreneurship.  The Forums will alternate between scientific and entrepreneurship each month.  The list of topics is outlined below.

  • Welcome seminar: Expectations for participation in SPARK
  • Introduction to Drug Development Pathway
  • Assessing Clinical Need
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Building a Target Product Profile (TPP)
  • Intellectual Property:Working with Tech Transfer Office
  • Reproducibility of research / When to begin animal experiments
  • High throughput screening / Follow-­‐on testing to identify leads
  • Protocol development / Clinical trial design and costs
  • Biologics Development/ Diagnostics
  • Selecting Animal Disease Models
  • Regulatory / Preclinical Toxicology
  • Pharmacokinetics ADME / Formulations & Routes of Administration
  • Repurposing molecules
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • History of drug industry
  • Market analysis/ How to structure a VC pitch
  • Legal aspects of forming a company
  • Manufacturing (CMC) considerations

See Spark Education Events for Lecture dates and details